100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2001 (ON)
Ian Michael's practice is focused on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions involving private equity investments and public companies, corporate finance, and aviation infrastructure consortia. Ian previously served as a member of the Securities Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). He is also a former secondee member of the Mergers & Acquisitions team at the OSC. Ian has been recommended by The Legal 500 Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the areas Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Transport - Aviation, in addition to being noted by Lexpert as a leading infrastructure lawyer in Canada for his extensive work with aviation infrastructure consortia at most international airports in Canada. He is the firm's Toronto office delegate on the Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC). Ian has taught mergers & acquisitions for the advanced securities law program at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Windsor. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of St. Andrew's College.
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.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, acquired Pethealth Inc. on November 14, 2014. The acquisition was effected under a statutory plan of arrangement of Pethealth pursuant to which holders of Pethealth common shares received $2.79 in cash per each common share and holders of Pethealth preferred shares received $2.79 in cash per each preferred share plus all accrued and unpaid dividends up to, but excluding, the effective date of the plan of arrangement. The transaction was valued at approximately $100 million.