199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON)
Dana Porter is a partner in the Real Estate Group. He also practises in the Project Development & Finance, Financial Products & Services and Restructuring & Insolvency Groups, and is a former member of the Management Committee in the Toronto office. Dana’s practice includes most aspects of commercial real estate, with an emphasis on acquisition and financing of income properties, structured and project finance, public–private partnerships and other public sector transactions. He represents a number of institutional investors, lenders and advisors, both domestic and international, as well as public sector entities and private sector suppliers of services and materials to the public sector. Dana is a member of the Canadian Council for Public–Private Partnerships (CCPPP) and the National Association of Industrial, Office and Retail Properties (NAIOP), and has served as a director or officer of a number of for-profit corporations. He was an instructor in the Real Property Section of the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admission Course and has been a lecturer for the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association. Dana has been on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations, and is currently an Advisor to the Georgian Bay Land Trust.
On August 15, 2018, New Water Capital L.P. (New Water), a Boca Raton-based private equity firm focused on lower-middle market companies, completed its acquisition of Trillium Health Care Products (THC), a premier contract manufacturer of category-leading OTC products for some of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies.
On March 28, 2018, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV (Platinum Equity) completed the acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems (Husky) from Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity for $4.95 billion (US$3.85 billion). Based in Bolton, Ont., Husky is a global supplier of highly engineered injection molding equipment and services for the plastic injection molding equipment industry, and a leading provider of PET systems, hot runners, aftermarket tooling, medical molds and specialty closure molds.
On March 13, 2015, Goldcorp completed its $526 million acquisition of Probe Mines Limited by way of a plan of arrangement. Probe’s principal asset is the 100 per cent-owned Borden Gold project located near Chapleau, Ontario.