Amanda Linett
Amanda Linett
(416) 869-5217
(416) 947-0866
199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Amanda Linett is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Groups. Her practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. Amanda has counselled issuers, boards of directors, special committees and other transaction participants in numerous M&A transactions, including both friendly and hostile matters. She also represents issuers and underwriters in a wide range of corporate finance transactions, and regularly provides advice on corporate governance and securities regulatory compliance matters. Amanda is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, where she is an active member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. Amanda taught corporate finance at the University of Western Ontario as an adjunct professor. Amanda has worked in the firm’s London, England, office.
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On May 10, 2018, First Majestic acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Primero Mining Corp. (Primero) and shareholders of Primero received 0.03325 First Majestic shares for each share of Primero held pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).
On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two of North America’s leading private-label consumer staples businesses, and Stellwagen Group (“Stellwagen”), a best-in-class commercial aviation finance advisory and asset management business, based in Ireland and the United States. Concurrent with closing, Acasta completed ...
On June 23, 2016, Nevsun Resources Ltd. (Nevsun) completed its acquisition of Reservoir Minerals Inc. (Reservoir), a TSX-V listed company, for approximately US$440 million.
On May 20, 2016, Lowe’s Companies Inc. (Lowe’s) completed its friendly acquisition of Rona Inc. (Rona) by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec) for $3.2 billion.
On April 10, 2015, Cara Operations Ltd., Canada’s largest full service restaurant company, completed its $200 million initial public offering. Cara sold 8.7 million subordinate voting shares for $23 each and now trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CAO.
On March 13, 2015, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Brookfield Asset Management) and Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. (Brookfield Residential) closed the going private transaction of Brookfield Residential, pursuant to which 1927726 Ontario Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Brookfield Residential that Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates did not already own by way of a plan of arrangement.
On March 13, 2015, Goldcorp completed its $526 million acquisition of Probe Mines Limited by way of a plan of arrangement. Probe’s principal asset is the 100 per cent-owned Borden Gold project located near Chapleau, Ontario.
Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (Algoma) concluded its comprehensive US$1.4 billion recapitalization and refinancing. Algoma restructured certain of its existing debt obligations by way of a plan of arrangement under the CBCA and refinanced its outstanding debt through concurrent Term Loan, ABL, High Yield Debt and Junior Notes financings.