199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1998 (ON); 2001 (California)
Alex's practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, and corporate governance. Alex advises Canadian and international clients on public and private M&A transactions, and has experience in both negotiated and unsolicited transactions. He also advises issuers on equity and debt financings, public company corporate governance, and securities law matters. Alex has represented boards and shareholders in many shareholder activism matters and has played a central role in some of Canada’s most high-profile proxy contests. His extensive experience in corporate governance matters provides him with valuable insight as a key member of the firm's Corporate Governance practice. Alex is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. Alex has been a lecturer and Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and has taught courses on Securities Law, Corporate Governance, and Mergers & Acquisitions.
On October 7, 2016, SunOpta Inc., a Nasdaq- and TSX-listed global organic foods company, completed a cross-border PIPE transaction involving a private placement of US$85 million exchangeable preferred shares (Shares) to private equity funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
In Canada’s largest M&A transaction of 2014, US-based Burger King Worldwide Inc. acquired Tim Hortons Inc. in a $12.5-billion deal that created a global powerhouse quick service restaurant company based in Canada. Combined, the company now has more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries.