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Year called to bar: 2004
Partner and co-head of one of the firm’s Business Law Groups. Transaction-based practice with an emphasis on corporate finance, M&A, and private equity transactions. Represents issuers, private companies and underwriters, with a focus on both public and private equity sponsored companies executing on aggressive growth strategies. Also assists companies with their corporate governance and continuous disclosure obligations. Recent transactional experience includes representing: E Automotive Inc., Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc., Docebo Inc., Ceridian HCM Holdings Inc., BSR REIT and Milestone Apartments REIT on their IPOs; Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc., Docebo Inc., Northwest Healthcare Properties REIT, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. and BSR REIT on numerous follow on public offerings; Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc. on several acquisitions; Vivid Seats LLC on its acquisition of FanXchange Limited; and McCain Capital Partners Inc. and their portfolio companies on several acquisitions. Recognized by IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2022. Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.
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.