199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Ivan Grbesic is a partner in the Capital Markets, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. His practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations. He regularly provides advice to issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, other types of offerings and private placements, and to boards of directors, special committees and advisers on matters such as structuring and negotiating transactions, corporate governance, securities regulatory compliance and general matters. Ivan is frequently involved in cross-border and international transactions and, outside of Canada and the United States, has acted for clients and/or worked on transactions based in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, India, Ireland, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, South Africa and Ukraine, among others. He is experienced in dealing with subtleties of cross-cultural issues encountered in international transactions. Ivan is a member of the board of directors for the Canadian-Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Tribute to Liberty and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation (Toronto). He is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association.
On April 3, 2019, Americas Silver Corporation (“Americas Silver”) completed its acquisition of Pershing Gold Corporation (“Pershing Gold”) by way of an agreement and plan of merger (the “Transaction”).
On December 14, 2017, Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. completed its $325-million notes offering and $50-million revolving credit agreement. The Notes were guaranteed by each of the company’s subsidiaries and were secured on a second-priority basis by substantially all of the company’s assets, including the company’s 49-per-cent participating interest in the joint venture related to the Gahcho Kué diamond mine.
On October 31, 2017, Nexa Resources S.A. (formerly, VM Holding S.A.) (Nexa) and Votorantim S.A. (Votorantim) completed the initial public offering of 35,650,000 common shares (including full exercise of the over-allotment option on closing) of Nexa on the TSX and NYSE at a price of US$16.00 (C$20.69) per share for aggregate gross proceeds to Nexa and Votorantim of US$570M (C$728M).
On February 28, 2017, Osisko Mining Inc. (Osisko Mining) completed concurrent “bought deal” private placement financings of (i) 15,325,000 units of Osisko Mining (each comprised of one common share and one warrant) at a price of $3.40 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of around $52 million (the Unit Offering), and (ii) 5,450,000 flow-through common shares of Osisko Mining at a price of $5.52 per flow-through shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $30 million (the FT Offering).