Justin Ferrara’s main practice is in securities law with a focus on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. Mr. Ferrara has represented a number of publicly traded and privately held clients in a broad range of matters, including mergers & acquisitions, public and private equity financings, corporate reorganizations and corporate governance issues. Mr. Ferrara has also advised special committees regarding numerous types of strategic and related party transactions.
Morgan Stanley completed the acquisition of Solium Capital Inc., a leading global provider of software-as-a-service for equity administration, financial reporting and compliance, headquartered in Calgary, for $1.1 billion.
Vesta Energy Corp. (Vesta) completed a $295-million equity financing co-led by energy private equity firms Riverstone Holdings, LLC (Riverstone) and JOG Capital Corp. (JOG). Other investors included members of the Vesta management team.
On November 26, 2015, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment managers with more than $85 billion of assets under management, purchased a $200 million stake in TransAlta Renewables Inc. from TransAlta Corporation.
On September 1, 2015, Enbridge Inc. announced the closing of the transfer of its Canadian Liquids Pipelines business, comprised primarily of Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Enbridge Pipelines Athabasca Inc., and certain Canadian renewable energy assets (the Transaction) to an indirect subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund (the Fund) for $30.4 billion together with certain Incentive/Performance Rights. A joint special committee (the Special Committee) of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. (EIFH) and the Board of Trustees of Enbridge Commercial Trust (ECT) was formed to review and consider the Transaction, conduct due diligence and negotiate the terms of the Transaction on behalf of EIFH, the Fund and ECT.
Journey Energy Inc. completed an initial public offering of 14 million of its common shares and a secondary offering by Infra-PSP Partners Inc. (selling shareholder) of 2.5 million common shares (collectively, the Offering) at a price of $12 per common share for aggregate gross proceeds of $198 million.