Kathleen's practice has an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance with extensive experience acting for public and private issuers, private equity funds and investment dealers in a broad range of industries, including mining and mineral exploration, forestry, retail, financial services, technology, and manufacturing. Kathleen advises issuers and underwriters on public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. She also advises public and private companies and their boards of directors and special committees in connection with mergers & acquisitions, including take-over bids, plans of arrangement, going-private and spin-out transactions, and joint venture and shareholder agreements. Kathleen is frequently engaged as counsel in connection with proxy battles and contested shareholder meetings. Recent corporate finance transactions include the IPOs of CPI Card Group and Aritzia Inc. and public offerings by Pretium, Silver Wheaton and Platinum Group Metals. Recent M&A transactions include Banco Santander's acquisition of Carfinco Financial Group Inc., and Liberty Metals & Minings acquisition of certain coal and potash royalty interests from Sherritt International.