Karrin A. Powys-Lybbe
Karrin A. Powys-Lybbe
Partner at Torys LLP
(416) 865-7829
(416) 865-7380
79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance, M&A, and related party transactions for companies in a variety of industries. Has represented issuers and investment banks in a variety of public offerings for debt and equity. Also does ongoing corporate and securities work for a number of clients, including companies in the Brookfield Group. Has been involved in more than 60 debt and equity offerings for the Brookfield Group of companies totaling over $20 billion. Ontario Bar, 1996. LLB, 1994, University of Toronto. BA (Economics), 1991, University of Alberta.
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On Sept. 2, Brookfield Property Partners L.P. announced the final results of its substantial issuer bid to purchase up to 74,166,670 of its limited partnership units
TransAlta Corporation, a TSX- and NYSE-listed Calgary-based power generator and electricity marketer, completed the first tranche of a $750-million strategic investment by an affiliate of Brookfield Renewable Partners
Great-West Lifeco Inc., a subsidiary of Power Financial Corporation, itself a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, successfully closed a substantial issuer bid to purchase $2 billion of its common shares
On February 13, 2019, Brookfield Property Finance ULC, a subsidiary of Brookfield Property Partners L.P., announced the completion of an offering of an aggregate principal amount of $350 million of medium term notes, Series 3, due March 1, 2024, bearing interest at a rate of 4.30% per annum. The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Brookfield Property Partners and certain of its key holding subsidiaries.
On June 10, 2016, Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (Brookfield Renewable) announced the closing of its previously announced bought deal and private placement offerings of limited partnership units for aggregate gross proceeds of $800,190,488.
On October 30, 2015, Brookfield Infrastructure Finance ULC, a subsidiary of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P., completed a public offering of an aggregate principal amount of $500 million of medium term notes, including $375 million principal amount of Series 3 notes, due October 30, 2020, which will bear interest at a rate of 3.538 per cent per annum, payable semi-annually and $125 million principal amount of Series 4 notes, due October 30, 2018, which will bear interest at a rate of 3.034 per cent per annum, payable semi-annually.
On April 13, 2015, Brookfield Infrastructure completed a public offering of 12,000,000 limited partnership units at a price of US$45.00 per unit, for total gross proceeds of US$540 million.
On March 11, 2015, Brookfield Infrastructure Finance ULC, a subsidiary of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P., completed a public offering of an aggregate principal amount of $450 million of medium term notes, Series 2, due March 11, 2022 and which will bear interest at a rate of 3.452 per cent per annum.
On March 13, 2015, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Brookfield Asset Management) and Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. (Brookfield Residential) closed the going private transaction of Brookfield Residential, pursuant to which 1927726 Ontario Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Brookfield Residential that Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates did not already own by way of a plan of arrangement.
Western Forest Products Inc. (Western) and Brookfield Special Situations Management Limited (Brookfield), a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, closed a $230 million bought deal secondary offering. The common shares were offered by way of a short form prospectus filed in all of the provinces of Canada pursuant to National Instrument 44-101 - Short Form Prospectus Distributions and in the United States pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the U.S. Securities Act).
On January 6, 2009, Great Lakes Hydro Income Fund completed a public offering of 4,690,000 trust units of the fund at $16 per trust unit for gross proceeds of approximately $75 million on a bought deal basis.