333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Gesta Abols’ practice is focused on mergers & acquisitions (including private equity), strategic investments, corporate governance and shareholder activism. Gesta provides expert legal advice, superior service and structure to bring clarity to complex challenges. Gesta is the Co-Leader of the firm’s US Practice and on the executive of the firm’s Securities Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. Gesta is consistently recognized as a leader in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate Finance & Securities and Mining by various third-party ranking organizations. Gesta is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where he teaches the course the Art of the Deal and is an active member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity and Venture Capital Committees of the American Bar Association.
On July 14, 2017, Lithium Americas Corp. (Lithium Americas) completed a $355,000,000 financing transaction with Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. (GFL) and Bangchak Corporation Public Company Ltd. (BCP) to finance the development of the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project in Argentina.
NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (NWH) and NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (NWI) completed a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) in which NWI and NWH combined to create a leading global diversified healthcare real estate investment trust with over $2 billion of assets.