1055 West Hastings St, Suite 1700, The Guinness Tower, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1995 (BC)
Brad is a partner in the Corporate Group of our Vancouver office. He has experience in advising corporations, private equity firms and entrepreneurs regarding a range of business transactions and situations. These include acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, financings, strategic alliances, leveraged buyouts, and shareholder relations. Brad also provides legal advice to owners, managers and directors with respect to banking relationships, fiduciary obligations, corporate governance, employee compensation and intellectual property protection, as well as other business issues. Brad has been recognized by Chambers Canada in Band 1 for Corporate/Commercial Law. He is a former director of the Vancouver Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and a past campaign chair of the United Way of the Fraser Valley. Brad is currently a director of the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club and chairs the Membership & Marketing and the Governance Committee. A guest lecturer on corporate law at the Law Society of British Columbia’s Professional Legal Training Course, Brad is a frequent speaker on topics related to mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Osler, Brad was a Corporate Partner at a leading regional law firm for over 20 years.
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.