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Year called to bar: 1995 (BC)
Bob is a partner in the Blakes Securities Group. His practice focuses primarily on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. He advises public and private companies as well as financial institutions. Bob has extensive expertise in advising on takeover and issuer bids and private equity financings, and as independent counsel to boards of directors. Some of his recent transactions include advising Nevsun Resources in connection with the $1.4 billion hostile takeover bid by Lundin Mining which resulted in a friendly agreement with Zijin Mining Group to acquire Nevsun for $1.8 billion and acting for Equinox Gold in connection with its $1.5 billion merger with Leagold Mining. He has extensive experience advising on mergers & acquisitions, including advising Aurizon in connection with the hostile bid made by Alamos and advising a Special Committee of Alterra Power in connection with its $1.1 billion acquisition by Innergex Renewable Energy. He is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in all major legal directories and ranking publications.
American Lithium Corp. completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Plateau Energy Metals Inc. by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (Ontario)
On January 29, 2018, and February 15, 2018, First Majestic Silver Corp. completed the issuance of US$156.5 million aggregate principal amount of 1.875 per cent unsecured senior convertible notes due 2023, including notes issued pursuant to the partial exercise of an over-allotment option granted to the initial purchasers.
On February 6, 2018, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (Innergex) completed the acquisition of Alterra Power Corp. (Alterra) by way of an arrangement agreement pursuant to which Innergex acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Alterra for an aggregate consideration of $1.1 billion, including the assumption of Alterra’s debt.
On October 19, 2017, Ero Copper Corp. (Ero or the Company) completed its initial public offering and secondary offering of an aggregate of 23,282,116 common shares (the Shares) for a price of $4.75 per Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $110,590,051 (the Offering). The Shares were sold by way of treasury offering of 10,000,000 Shares by Ero, and secondary offering of 13,282,116 Shares by certain securityholders of the Company (the Selling Securityholders).
On December 23, 2016, Maverix Metals Inc. (“Maverix”) completed the acquisition of a portfolio of 11 royalties (“the GF Royalties”) from Gold Fields Netherlands Services BV (“Gold Fields”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited, and certain affiliates.
On March 1, 2016, Pretium Resources Inc. completed a marketed offering of 28,384,000 common shares at US$4.58 per share, for gross proceeds of US$129,998,720, which included the exercise of the full amount of the over-allotment option of 2,174,000 common shares.
On January 26, 2016, Fission Uranium Corp. (Fission) and CGN Mining Company Limited (CGN Mining) completed a strategic investment whereby CGN Mining purchased, on a private placement basis, an aggregate of 96,736,540 common shares of Fission (the Common Shares) at a price of $0.85 per Common Share for a total subscription price of $82,226,059 (the Transaction).
On March 17, 2015, Silver Wheaton Corp. completed a bought deal common share offering pursuant to the multijurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS). An aggregate of 38,930,000 common shares were sold for aggregate gross proceeds of US$800 million. Silver Wheaton used the net proceeds to fund its acquisition of an additional 25 per cent gold stream from Vale S.A.’s Salobo Mine, located in Brazil.