Georald’s practice is focused on securities and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and corporate governance. As a senior partner, Georald’s services are highly sought after by Canadian and international corporations, underwriters and investors, primarily in the mining industry, as well as the technology, life sciences and other sectors. Management teams and board of directors rely on Georald’s depth of experience and expertise advising on complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions, including debt and equity financings, takeover bids, plans of arrangement, amalgamations, going-public transactions, private equity transactions and strategic investments. Clients value Georald’s strategic advice on transactional matters and in contested situations, including as independent counsel to boards of directors and special committees during strategic review processes and over the course of merger and acquisition transactions, including hostile and friendly takeover bids and proxy contests.
On November 17, 2017, U.S. Concrete, Inc. (U.S. Concrete) completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Polaris Materials Corp. (Polaris) by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement. The
On July 10, 2017, Integra Gold Corp. (Integra) and Eldorado Gold Corp. (Eldorado) completed a plan of arrangement pursuant to which Eldorado acquired all of the Integra shares that it did not already own.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. announced that it acquired Lumina Copper Corp. in a cash and share transaction valued at approximately $470 million. The transaction was carried out by way of a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). As a result of completion of the transaction, First Quantum now owns the Taca Taca project in Argentina, one of the world's most promising undeveloped copper deposits.