John P. Vettese
John P. Vettese
(416) 869-5336
(416) 350-6930
40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1995 (ON)
John Vettese is a Senior Strategic Advisor at Cassels. He has acted as lead counsel for public clients and investment dealers involved in complex and innovative securities matters. His practice is focused in the mining, income trusts, technology and diversified industries sectors, and he has acted as lead counsel on several M&A transactions. John has significant experience advising emerging and mid-market companies navigating their way through the public markets for the first time. His strong understanding of the commercial objectives of a transaction, together with his practical approach, are frequently relied upon by companies that require more than just legal advice when facing such critical decisions as structuring a going-public transaction, choosing and structuring a business relationship with an underwriter, constructing a management team and developing an overall approach to matters of executive compensation and corporate governance. He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in CanadaThe Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in CanadaChambers Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. John was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995.
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On December 1, 2017, Canopy Growth Corp. (Canopy Growth), Green House Holdings North America Inc. (Green House) and its affiliate in the Netherlands, GHSC Trading B.V., National Concessions Group Inc. (Organa Brands) entered into a collaborative joint venture. Together, these three companies comprise the most successful global cannabis businesses.
Imperus Technologies Corp. completed its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of Diwip Ltd. for a purchase price of up to US$100 million.
Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd., a Canadian-based development stage mining company, was acquired by Rio Alto Mining Limited for $377 million by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement.
Cambior Inc. recently completed a public offering of 21,346,154 special warrants for aggregate proceeds of $27.75 million. A final receipt was issued on March 13, 2002 for the prospectus qualifying the common shares and the common shares purchase warrants issuable upon the exercise of the special warrants.