Private Equity and Principal Investors
We are uniquely equipped to serve clients investing in Canada, the U.S. and globally, offering sophisticated solutions for fund formation and alternative investments across asset classes.


Canada’s most active private equity funds and pension funds and leading international pension and sovereign wealth funds look to Torys for counsel. We are the only Canadian practice to be ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for both buyouts and fund formation, and we are recognized for transactional skill and international experience that spans industries.

Our team members in our Toronto, Calgary, Montréal and New York offices work seamlessly together, offering integrated transactional, regulatory, tax and structuring advice on our clients’ work, drawing from our long history in the private equity industry and our understanding of changing market terms and industry practices.

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Areas of Service

Some of the world’s leading investors turn to us for strategic counsel to help them realize their goals across markets.
Unique perspective.
Our nuanced advice comes from deep experience advising fund sponsors. In the past five years, we have acted in over 840 fund investments, representing aggregate capital commitments of US$56 billion.
Active deal flow.
We help investors execute transactions and establish funds to raise capital across North America and worldwide. In the last five years, we have helped raise capital in excess of US$28 billion.
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Co-investment transactions in the last 5 years

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Representative Work

The team is comprised of very qualified and industry-leading experts; they are smart and commercially aware lawyers.
— Chambers Canada, 2023

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