800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1999 (QC); 2002 (ON)
Antonella Penta is a partner within the Corporate/Commercial law group. Antonella is effective in leading negotiations and realizing private company mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions. Antonella regularly manages cross-border and international transactions, corporate reorganizations and private placement financings. She has assisted companies in various industries from initial stages of incorporation to divestiture, including structuring, drafting of shareholder and partnership agreements, as well as drafting various commercial agreements. Antonella’s experience in commercial law enables her to understand and master both the legal issues that clients may face and the issues unique to their industry. She has the necessary expertise to guide you at each step of your projects so that you are able to achieve your business objectives. Prior to joining Fasken, Antonella was vice-president and general counsel with an innovative technology enterprise. She has close to 20 years of practice at a national firms and has practised in both Québec and Ontario.
On July 31, 2015, NYX Gaming Group Limited (NYX or the Company) together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYX Digital Gaming (Canada) ULC (NYX Digital), completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Amaya (Alberta) Inc., formerly Chartwell Technology Inc., and Cryptologic Limited from Amaya Inc. (Amaya) for an initial purchase price consisting of $110 million in cash, subject to customary working capital adjustments, and the issuance to Amaya of $40 million exchangeable preferred shares of NYX Digital. NYX also entered into a preferred supplier licensing agreement with a subsidiary of Amaya to provide certain casino gaming content to Amaya’s real-money casino offering, which will be integrated into the PokerStars and Full Tilt branded casino websites.
Sprague Resources LP (Sprague) completed its indirect acquisition of all of the equity interests in Kildair Service Ltd. (Kildair) through the acquisition from Sprague International Properties LLC (the Vendor), of the equity interests of Kildair’s parent, Sprague Canadian Properties LLC.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. completed its acquisition of 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of privately held Oldford Group Limited, the parent company of Isle of Man-headquartered Rational Group Ltd., the owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, in an all-cash transaction for an aggregate purchase price of US$4.9 billion, including certain deferred payments and subject to customary purchase price adjustments.