333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON); 1998 (New York)
Brian Graves advises clients on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial and securities law matters. With a particular focus on cross-border transactions, Brian works mainly in the mining and natural resource industries and, in particular, is considered an authority on metal streaming transactions. Brian regularly acts as lead counsel on M&A deals for Canadian and foreign clients, advising on hostile and friendly takeover bids, reverse takeovers, plans of arrangement, asset and share purchases and related party transactions. In the corporate finance area, Brian is frequently involved in public and private securities offerings, stock exchange listings and securities regulatory matters. In the mining and natural resources space, in addition to metal streaming transactions, Brian also advises on other commercial arrangements such as joint ventures, earn-ins, operating agreements, off-take arrangements, royalties and lending transactions. Brian has published articles on numerous topics including metal streaming, public company redomicilings, takeover bids and mining disclosure, and has lectured on areas including cross-border M&A, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, dealing with multiple listed companies and directors’ duties.
On July 25, 2018, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (Wheaton), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Wheaton Precious Metals International Ltd. (Wheaton International), closed a gold and palladium streaming agreement with Sibanye Gold Limited (Sibanye).
On November 23, 2017, Alamos Gold Inc. (Alamos) completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Richmont Mines Inc. (Richmont) pursuant to a plan of arrangement. Under the terms of the arrangement, Richmont common shares were exchanged on the basis of 1.385 Alamos common shares for each Richmont common share. Upon closing, Alamos has approximately 389,059,503 Class A shares outstanding with former Alamos shareholders and former Richmont shareholders owning approximately 77 per cent and 23 per cent of the pro forma company, respectively.
On December 23, 2016, Maverix Metals Inc. (“Maverix”) completed the acquisition of a portfolio of 11 royalties (“the GF Royalties”) from Gold Fields Netherlands Services BV (“Gold Fields”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited, and certain affiliates.
On July 9, 2015, Teck Resources Ltd. (Teck) announced that Compañia Minera Teck Carmen de Andacollo (CDA) entered into a long-term gold offtake agreement with RGLD Gold AG (RGLDAG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Gold, Inc., in respect of production from the Andacollo copper mine in central Chile.