199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1998 (ON)
Donald Belovich is a partner in the Capital Markets, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups and Co-Head of the Cannabis Group. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, public financings and complex corporate reorganizations. Donald also acts as counsel to issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings and other public offerings and private placements. He regularly advises issuers, boards of directors and special committees on the structuring of M&A transactions, negotiating key transaction documentation, directors' fiduciary duties and other corporate governance, compliance and general matters. Donald is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the American Bar Association's Business Law Section. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of St. Mildred’s–Lightbourn School, an independent university preparatory girls’ day school located in Oakville, Ontario, and a former course lecturer at Queen’s University Law School. He currently acts as Honorary Legal Counsel for RMC Club and the RMC Foundation Inc. Donald is the co-founder of 100 Guys Who Care Oakville (www.100guyswhocareoakville.com), a grass-roots organization that raises funds and awareness for Halton, Ontario–based charities.
On Feb. 18, Harborside Inc. (“Harborside”), a California-focused, vertically-integrated cannabis enterprise, completed a brokered private placement offering of units for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $35 million
On May 2, 2018, Aurora Cannabis completed its $1.23 billion (US$950 million) takeover bid for all of the outstanding shares CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. This transaction represents the largest to date (completed) acquisition for the Canadian cannabis sector.
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.
Mandalay Resources Corporation and a fund advised by West Face Capital Inc. completed a secondary offering by West Face of 40,000,000 common shares of Mandalay at a price of $1.10 per common share for gross proceeds to West Face of $44,000,000.
Staples Inc. acquired all the issued and outstanding common shares of PNI Digital Media Inc. for $1.70 per share, totaling approximately $74.1 million in aggregate, pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).