GPI Capital’s $175 Million Growth Equity Investment in Hopper

Kirkland & Ellis and McCarthy Tétrault represented GPI Capital in connection with the investment in Hopper, assisted by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

GPI Capital executed a $175 million growth equity investment in Hopper Inc., a leading travel fintech company based in Boston and Montreal.  Hopper is the world’s fastest-growing mobile-first travel marketplace.

GPI Capital is an alternative investment firm specializing in leading growth equity investments in technology, consumer and industrial companies. 

Hopper is a Montreal-based startup technology platform that connects travelers with customized experiences and recommendations.

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Kevin Crews (Picture) and Melissa Kalka and associates Danny Nappier, Tess Dennis, Sara Phipps and Jack Dougherty; and included tax partners David Grenker and Vivek Ratnam; international trade and national security partner Mario Mancuso and associate Matt O’Hare; technology & IP transactions partner Rory Wellever; capital markets partner Julian Seiguer and associate Logan Weissler; and executive compensation partner Rob Fowler.

The McCarthy Tétrault was led by Véronique Wattiez-Larose that included Fred Purkey (Tax) and Martha Harrison (International Trade).

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Hopper with a team consisting of Shahir Guindi, Matthew Oliver, Marisa Corona (Corporate) and Alain Fournier (Tax).


Involved fees earner: Kevin Crews – Kirkland & Ellis; Tess Elizabeth Dennis – Kirkland & Ellis; Jack Dougherty – Kirkland & Ellis; Robert Fowler – Kirkland & Ellis; David Grenker – Kirkland & Ellis; Melissa Kalka – Kirkland & Ellis; Mario Mancuso – Kirkland & Ellis; Danny Nappier – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew O’Hare – Kirkland & Ellis; Sara Phipps – Kirkland & Ellis; Vivek Ratnam – Kirkland & Ellis; Julian Seiguer – Kirkland & Ellis; Logan Weissler – Kirkland & Ellis; Rory Wellever – Kirkland & Ellis; Martha Harrison – McCarthy Tétrault; Fred Purkey – McCarthy Tétrault; Véronique Wattiez Larose – McCarthy Tétrault; Marisa Corona – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt; Alain Fournier – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt; Shahir Guindi – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt; Matthew Oliver – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; McCarthy Tétrault; Osler Hoskin & Harcourt;

Clients: GPI Capital; Hopper Inc.;