Blair Horn is a leading M&A and securities lawyer based in Fasken’s Vancouver office. Blair works with both public and private companies on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, public equity and debt financings, venture capital and private equity financings, and corporate governance matters. Blair has advised a number of clients including technology companies, industrial and mining concerns, boards, independent committees of boards, underwriters, private equity and venture capital providers and financial advisors. Blair is active in continuing legal education and regularly presents on developments in M&A and securities law on topics such as hostile takeover bids, proxy contests, ethical issues in contested transactions, due diligence and special committees. Blair developed his teamwork skills as an Olympic rower in the Canadian Men’s Eight that won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
On July 5, 2017, Crius Energy Trust (Crius or the Trust) (TSX:KWH.UN) announced the completion of the acquisition of U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc., a leading US energy retailer with natural gas and/or electricity customers in 11 States and D.C. (the Acquisition), for total consideration of US$152.5 million plus US$20 million in working capital, for a total purchase price of approximately US$172.5 million.