199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2005
Alexis focuses on syndicated debt and complex and novel structured financings and distressed financings, acting for both domestic and international financiers and debtors. He has significant experience with structuring and documenting mortgage financings, equipment financings, leveraged financings, asset-based financings, franchise financing arrangements, margin loans, securitizations, receivables financings and hotel financings. Alexis is the co-leader of the firm's Public Sector Crisis & Compliance group, and advises on public law, conflict of interest, political law and lobbying matters, gifting rules, conflict of interest regimes, access to information disclosures, election finance rules and more. Alexis has served as a political strategist for several current and former senior federal, provincial and municipal public office holders. He has sat on the Toronto Area Committee of Legal Aid Ontario and served as an Adjunct Professor of Public Law & Decision Making at Osgoode Hall Law School.
On August 31, 2018, the Government of Canada indirectly acquired the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), through Trans Mountain Corp. (a subsidiary of the Canada Development Investment Corp. (CDEV)) from a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (KML) for cash consideration of $4.5 billion.
On August 15, 2018, WillScot Corp. (or Williams Scotsman) completed the acquisition Modular Space Holdings, Inc. for approximately US$1.2 billion. The Canadian Competition Bureau issued a No Action Letter on July 16, 2018.
On March 28, 2018, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV (Platinum Equity) completed the acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems (Husky) from Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity for $4.95 billion (US$3.85 billion). Based in Bolton, Ont., Husky is a global supplier of highly engineered injection molding equipment and services for the plastic injection molding equipment industry, and a leading provider of PET systems, hot runners, aftermarket tooling, medical molds and specialty closure molds.
On June 27, 2017, Leadon Investment Inc., as Borrowers’ Representative, and certain of its affiliates, as Borrowers, completed the financing of 22 hotel properties across Canada, for a total amount of approximately $716 million, comprised of a $649-million term credit and a $67-million renovation credit with Aareal Bank AG, as Administrative Agent thereto.