Mario Nigro is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity & Venture Capital Groups at Stikeman Elliott based in Toronto (Canada). His practice focuses on business law, including acquisitions, dispositions, and reorganizations. Mario has extensive experience working with private equity and venture capital firms on numerous acquisitions and dispositions. He has worked on numerous Canadian private equity fund transactions for leading private equity firms.

Mario also has extensive experience working with owner operators who are looking at selling their businesses. He has worked with both entrepreneurs who are looking at selling a minority interest to grow their businesses and owners who are looking for a complete exit. Mario has worked with owners in all industries and particularly manufacturing, services, technology, food and consumer product businesses.

Mario has represented some of the leading food, retail and manufacturing businesses in Canada, as well as a leading provider of outsourced office and workplace solutions in Canada. He works with a number of growing technology companies and has helped them with acquisitions, dispositions, financings and growth capital transactions. Mario is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and a member of the Toronto chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Mario is also a member of the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association.

Prior to joining Stikeman Elliott, Mario was a partner at another major Canadian law firm where he was a member of the Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions and Energy Groups. Mario speaks Italian and works with a variety of Italian clients seeking to do business in Canada. He is a volunteer board member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.  He also assists not-for-profit organizations in organizing and governing their affairs, and is a board member of a Canadian based international not-for-profit Roots of Empathy. Mario is a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Service Award (2005) for his years of service at St. Jude’s Community Homes which provides housing and support for individuals living with mental illness.