Partner practising in the firm’s Toronto and Vancouver offices. Practice focuses on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions transactions. Recent experience includes acting as lead counsel on substantial debt restructurings, cross-border and domestic mergers & acquisitions involving public and private companies (particularly in the distribution, mining, technology, and resort industries), proxy contests, initial public offerings, public and private equity and debt financings, and joint ventures. Significant work with pension fund and private equity clients. Former Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law. Former member of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Listings Advisory Committee. Admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1988.
The sale of Pure Multi-Family REIT LP (“Pure”) to Cortland Partners, LLC (“Cortland”) completed on September 27, 2019. Cortland acquired all of Pure’s outstanding: (i) Class A units for US$7.61 per unit
On October 16, 2018, Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners, (collectively, “Brookfield Infrastructure”) completed the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding common shares of Enercare Inc. for $29.00 per common share or, in the case of certain electing Canadian resident shareholders, 0.5509 of an exchangeable limited partnership unit (“Exchangeable LP Unit”) for each common share elected. The Exchangeable LP Units are exchangeable, on a one-for-one basis for non-voting limited partnership units of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (“BIP”).
On January 26, 2017, Aritzia Inc. (“Aritzia” or the “Company”) completed its secondary offering of 20,100,000 subordinate voting shares (the “Shares”) for a price of $17.45 per share (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds of $350,745,000 (the “Offering”).
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 January 26, 2016, Fission Uranium Corp. (Fission) and CGN Mining Company Limited (CGN Mining) completed a strategic investment whereby CGN Mining purchased, on a private placement basis, an aggregate of 96,736,540 common shares of Fission (the Common Shares) at a price of $0.85 per Common Share for a total subscription price of $82,226,059 (the Transaction).
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.
On December 17, 2014, Parq Holdings Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Dundee Corporation, Paragon Gaming, Inc. and PBC VUR Limited Partnership, completed a US$415 million project financing for the development of a world-class urban resort and casino in Vancouver, British Columbia (the Resort).
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.
Burnaby, B.C.-based Gateway Casinos Income Fund, one of the largest casino operators in Western Canada, completed a $106 million initial public offering of trust units through a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc., and including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc.
Worldwide Fiber Inc., a Vancouver-based provider of technologically advanced fiber optic communications infrastructure, filed a final offering memorandum on July 23, 1999 in respect of the issue and sale of U. S. $500 million (Cdn. $750 million) 12% Senior Notes due 2009.