Partner Brad Newby’s practice focuses on corporate commercial, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance & securities, and corporate governance law, and is widely regarded for his practical, deal-making abilities. Brad has experience advising corporations, private equity firms, professional managers and entrepreneurs on a wide range of complex business transactions. Brad was named as a Lexpert Leading Cross-Border Lawyer in 2016, named in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada as a “Corporate Lawyer to Watch” and was one of the "Leading Lawyers Under 40". He was the recipient of the Lexpert Zeneth Award in 2018, named Lexpert Leading Lawyer in Canada in 2022 and named in the 2023 Best Lawyers in Canada directory. He is ranked as Band 1 in the 2023 Chambers Canada directory in the area of Corporate & Commercial law and Business in Vancouver has also honored him among the top 40 entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in their Forty Under 40 Awards. Admitted to the British Columbia Bar (1995).
On May 21, 2019, Diversified Royalty Corp. completed its royalty transaction with Mr. Mikes Restaurants Corporation .As part of the transaction, DIV indirectly acquired the trademarks and other intellectual property rights utilized by Mr. Mikes in its business
Diversified Royalty Corp. completed its royalty transaction with Nurse Next Door Professional Homecare Services Inc. to indirectly acquire the trademarks and certain intellectual property rights utilized by Nurse Next Door in its premium home care business
On March 1, 2018, GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL), by its wholly owned subsidiary GFL Environmental Inc. 2018, completed the acquisition of Smithrite Disposal (Smirthrite) and Carney’s Waste Systems (Carney’s).
On November 27, 2016, Cara Operations Limited (“Cara”), Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company, completed its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Original Joe’s Franchise Group Inc. (“Original Joe’s”) for $93 million.
On August 18, 2015, Diversified Royalty Corp. (DIV) completed an offering of subscription receipts. The offering raised gross proceeds of approximately $115.0 million through the issuance of 42,595,000 subscription receipts, which included 1,854,000 subscription receipts issued as a result of the underwriters electing to exercise the over-allotment option in part. The offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters led by Cormark Securities Inc. and including GMP Securities L.P., CIBC World Markets Inc., PI Financial Corp., Beacon Securities Limited and Paradigm Capital Inc.
BC-based Hot House Growers Income Fund, a producer of greenhouse tomatoes and sweet bell peppers completed a $70.7 million initial public offering of trust units through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc., and included National Bank Financial, HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Canaccord Capital Corp. and Raymond James Ltd.