Glen R. Johnson
Glen R. Johnson
Partner at Torys LLP
(416) 865-8146
(416) 865-7380
79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1994 (ON)
Practice includes securities regulation and corporate finance matters, with a focus on domestic and cross-border securities offerings. Has been involved in a wide range of public equity and debt offerings, private placements, and M&A transactions, with a particular emphasis on structured products. Also advises Canadian issuers and securities industry participants on various regulatory compliance matters, including listings, governance and disclosure issues, and regulation of market participants in Canada. Served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Law School, teaching the upper-year securities regulation course, and has spoken on securities regulatory issues at a number of conferences. A member of the Securities Law Subcommittee, Ontario Bar Association. Ontario Bar, 1994. LLB, 1992, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. BA, 1989, Queen's University.
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On October 3, 2018, The Bank of Nova Scotia (“Scotiabank”) completed the acquisition of MD Financial Management from Canadian Medical Association (“CMA”) for a purchase price of $2.585 billion.
On February 8, 2018, goNumerical Ltd. (d.b.a. Coinsquare) announced that it had completed a marketed equity financing for total proceeds of approximately $30 million. Coinsquare raised $47.3 million in a little over four months at equity valuations increasing from $30 million to $430 million.
On October 2, 2017, Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) completed its offering of $500,000,000 principal amount of 3.315-per-cent Medium-Term Notes Due October 4, 2027 (Series 1). This was OPG’s first offering under its medium-term note program, established pursuant to its short form base shelf prospectus dated September 12, 2017.
On November 5, 2015, Hydro One Limited, the largest electricity transmission and distribution company in Ontario, announced the closing of its initial public offering by way of secondary sale pursuant to which the Province of Ontario offered 81,100,000 common shares at $20.50 per share for total gross proceeds to the Province of approximately $1.66 billion. This was the biggest Canadian IPO in the last 15 years.
On April 10, 2015, Cara Operations Ltd., Canada’s largest full service restaurant company, completed its $200 million initial public offering. Cara sold 8.7 million subordinate voting shares for $23 each and now trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CAO.