100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1988 (ON)
Andrew’s practice covers many areas of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance, financial institutions work and investment funds. He has acted for both issuers and underwriters on a variety of corporate finance matters including both public offerings and private placements. He has extensive retail structured products, ETFs and investment fund experience. Andrew also specializes in mergers and acquisitions by financial services firms, and in investment fund mergers and restructurings.
Morgan Stanley completed the acquisition of Solium Capital Inc., a leading global provider of software-as-a-service for equity administration, financial reporting and compliance, headquartered in Calgary, for $1.1 billion.
Dream Hard Asset Alternatives Trust (Dream Alternatives) completed its initial public offering with the issuance of 72,617,739 units to ROI Canadian High Income Mortgage Fund, ROI Canadian Mortgage Income Fund, ROI Canadian Real Estate Fund and ROI Institutional Private Placement Fund (ROI Funds), which were then distributed to the unitholders of the ROI Funds, and the issuance of 1 million units to Return On Innovation Advisors Ltd. (ROI Capital), all pursuant to a prospectus of Dream Alternatives dated July 4, 2014.
Goldman Sachs U.S. Income Builder Trust completed an initial public offering of Class A units at $10 per unit and Class U units at US$10 per unit for proceeds of approximately $87 million. Additional Class A units were issued on July 15, 2014, pursuant to the exercise of the over-allotment option, for additional gross proceeds of $1.56 million.