199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999 (ON)
John's practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions for public companies. He regularly advises purchasers, vendors and target companies in connection with public and private mergers & acquisitions transactions and strategic investments, and acts for both issuers and underwriters on public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. He also advises Canadian and international companies on a wide range of corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. John has significant experience in the mining, power and utilities, telecommunications and financial services sectors, and with issuers listed on multiple exchanges.
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”).
Stornoway Diamond Corporation announced that it had closed its previously announced financing transactions with US private equity firm Orion Mine Finance, Investissement Québec (through its wholly owned subsidiaries Diaquem Inc. and Resources Québec) (“RQ”), and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to fund the construction of the Renard Diamond Project, Quebec’s first diamond mine.
BCE Inc. completed its privatization of Bell Aliant Inc. and the integration of its Atlantic Canada affiliate into BCE’s national operations, following its successful offer to purchase all of the outstanding publicly-held Bell Aliant common shares for a combination of cash and BCE common shares valued at approximately $3.95 billion.