550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1996 (BC)
Brett Kagetsu is a partner in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office and he currently serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Trustees. He is also the former head of the Vancouver office’s Business Department and former vice-chair of the firm's Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Practice Group. Brett has over 25 years of experience in leading the successful completion of financings, stock exchange listings and merger transactions, particularly in the mining sector. He provides strategic advice to his public company clients and assists them with all legal aspects of their businesses, including securities law and stock exchange policy compliance, public offerings and private placements, M&A and corporate governance matters. He has also provided strategic advice to management and dissident shareholders in connection with contested shareholder meetings. A member of Gowling WLG's China Initiative Group and Japan Country Desk, Brett has assisted several Asia-based companies that have invested in Canada or that have sought a Canadian stock exchange listing. Brett has spoken at conferences about stock exchange listings, securities law and corporate governance. He has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Who’s Who Legal: Mining.
On January 22, 2018, Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (Sabina) announced the completion of a private placement with Zhaojin International Mining Co., Ltd. (Zhaojin International) in the amount of approximately $66.1 million to purchase 24.93 million common shares at a price of $2.65 per share.
On July 11, 2016, Maverix Metals Inc. and Pan American Silver Corp. closed a plan of arrangement pursuant to which Maverix acquired 13 royalties, precious metals streams and payment agreements from Pan American.
On December 17, 2015, BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc. (BayBridge), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, completed the acquisition of Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. (Amica) pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under the CBCA for approximately $1 billion, including debt assumed.