On June 8, 2010, Tahoe Resources Inc. closed its initial public offering of shares in Canada and the acquisition from affiliates of Goldcorp Inc. of the Escobal silver project in Guatemala. It also had its shares listed for trading on the TSX on June 8, 2010. Tahoe raised $383 million from the public offering through a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. The acquisition cost of the Escobal project was US$505 million which was paid by the issuance to the vendors of an aggregate of 43,686,667 shares of Tahoe, representing 40 per cent of Tahoe's issued and outstanding common shares on a fully diluted basis at closing, and through the payment to the vendors of US$253,329,708 in cash.
Tahoe's corporate and Canadian counsel for the initial public offering of shares by Tahoe, the Escobal acquisition transaction and the listing of Tahoe on the TSX was Lang Michener LLP with a team consisting of Barry Finlayson, Amandeep Sandhu, Charlotte Morganti, Ashley Baker, Lance Bredeson and Alexis Cloutier (corporate and securities) and Peter Botz (tax).
In addition Tahoe was represented on the IPO transaction by Monique Dionne of Colby, Monet, Demers, Delage & Crevier L.L.P. of Montréal, and was represented in the United States on the sale of shares under exempt transactions by a team from Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, of Chicago, led by David Stone and John Koenigsknecht and assisted by Jamie Newton (corporate and securities) and Andrea Despotes and Andrea Dudding (tax). In addition to Lang Michener, Tahoe was represented on the Escobal acquisition transaction by Gillian Clarke and Lisa Toppin of Clarke Gittens Farmer of St. Michael, Barbados and by Rodolfo Salazar, Alejandro Arriola and Verena Kuhsiek of Arenales & Skinner-Klée of Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Stikeman Elliott LLP represented the underwriters on the initial public offering of shares by Tahoe, with a team comprised of Maurice Swan, Tess Lofsky, Paul Rakowski and Andrew Grant (securities).
Goldcorp was represented in-house by David Deisley, Vice President, General Counsel, and Benjamin Lee, Corporate Counsel, and by a team from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP that included Paul Stein and Jennifer Traub (securities and mining) and Ann Watterworth, France Tenaille, Jason Sernoskie and Jamie Firsten (corporate commercial and mining). Goldcorp was represented in Guatemala by Jorge Asensio Aguirre of Asensio, Barrios, Andrade & Asociados and was represented with respect to tax matters by Michael Colborne and Michael McLaren of Thorsteinssons LLP.