199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2010 (ON)
J.R. Laffin is a partner and the Co-Head of the Capital Markets and Public Mergers & Acquisitions Group. His practice focuses on securities and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, shareholder activism, private equity and corporate finance transactions. He has acted for issuers, private equity funds, boards of directors, special committees, and other transaction participants in numerous M&A transactions, including both friendly and hostile transactions. He also regularly provides advice on corporate governance, general corporate and securities regulatory compliance and exemptive relief matters to various clients, including Canadian and international corporations across a broad range of industries.
Corsa Coal Corp. (“Corsa”) completed its acquisition of PBS Coals from OAO Severstal for US$60 million in cash and the assumption of US$60 million of liabilities, as well as its related US$65 million equity private placement financing and US$25 million credit facility. As part of the financing of the transaction, Sprott Resource Corp. (“SRC”) invested US$33.4 million to purchase Corsa shares.