Alexander Gorka
Alexander Gorka
(416) 862-4857
(416) 862-6666
100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2010 (ON)
Alex regularly acts on Canada’s most high-profile and complex transactions, delivering practical advice to private and public companies, private equity sponsors, and special committees on a diverse range of strategic mandates. His private equity deal experience includes acting for Blackstone, Platinum Equity, iCON Infrastructure, Sterling Partners, and Penfund. He has advised on numerous real estate and REIT transactions including on behalf of Dream Global, SmartCentres, KingSett, and Ventas. In addition to transactional work, Alex advises companies on continuous disclosure matters, exemptive relief applications, and general corporate matters. Alex has unique experience in conflict of interest transactions, having advised on numerous such situations and having been one of the primary drafters of the Staff Notice on conflict of interest transactions when seconded to the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions of the Ontario Securities Commission in 2017.
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On April 29, 2015, Mitel Networks Corporation, a global leader in business communications, acquired Mavenir Systems, Inc., creating a global leader in converged IP communications. Mitel expects to expand its total addressable market by approximately US$14 billion by 2018, positioning the company to capitalize on increasing demand for 4G LTE services.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (Valeant) acquired Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Salix) for US$173.00 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately US$15.8 billion. The transaction closed on April 1, 2015. To partially finance the acquisition, Valeant completed equity and bond offerings, which closed on March 27, 2015. In its equity offer, Valeant issued 7,286,482 shares at a price of US$199.00 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately US$1.45 billion.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (“First Quantum” or the “Company”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary FQM (Akubra) Inc. (together, the “Offeror”) announced that, as of 5:00 p.m. EST on April 1, 2013, a total of 65,206,044 common shares of Inmet Mining Corporation (“Inmet”), representing 92.74 per cent of the outstanding Inmet shares (on a fully diluted basis), had been validly tendered to the Offeror's offer (the “Offer”) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Inmet.