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Year called to bar: 2004
Partner and co-heads one of the firm’s Business Law Groups. Broad transactional-based practice involving all aspects of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on complex corporate finance, M&A, and private equity transactions. Transactional experience includes representing: Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc., Docebo Inc., Ceridian HCM Holding Inc., and BSR REIT on their IPOs; Vivid Seats LLC on its acquisition of FanXchange Limited; McCain Capital Partners Inc. on its acquisitions of Chairman Mills Corp. and Classic Fire Protection Inc.; LifeWorks Corporation on its acquisition by Morneau Shepell; NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT on various matters, including securities offerings and acquisitions; numerous private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on various transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, and IPOs; and numerous investment banks on equity and debt financings. In 2015, recognized by Lexpert® as one of Canada’s "Leading Lawyers Under 40." Has also been designated as a "Rising Star" by IFLR 1000, an "Up and Coming Individual" by Chambers Canada, and a "Next Generation Partner" by The Legal 500 Canada. Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, teaching Case Studies in Business Enterprises.
Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX: MSI) (Morneau Shepell or the Company) acquired all of the outstanding shares of LifeWorks Corporation Ltd. (LifeWorks) for a total purchase price of approximately $426 million, payable in cash and Morneau Shepell shares.
Park Lawn Corp. (TSX: PLC) (PLC) acquired all the outstanding membership interests of Signature Funeral and Cemetery Investments, LLC (Signature, or Signature Group) for a purchase price of approximately US$123 million in cash.
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (Ceridian), a global human capital management software company, completed its initial public offering of 24,150,000 shares of common stock, which included 3,150,000 shares of common stock issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. The offering was priced at US$22.00 per share, resulting in gross proceeds of US$631,300,000 when combined with the concurrent US$100.0 million private placement and before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by Ceridian.
NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: NWH.UN) (NorthWest) completed an offering in which NorthWest sold an aggregate of 13,133,000 trust units of the REIT at a price of $10.95 per unit, which included 1,713,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters of the offering by NorthWest, on a bought-deal basis.
NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (NWH) and NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (NWI) completed a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) in which NWI and NWH combined to create a leading global diversified healthcare real estate investment trust with over $2 billion of assets.