595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2001 (BC)
Kathleen's practice has an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance with extensive experience acting for public and private issuers, private equity funds, and investment dealers in a broad range of industries, including mining and mineral exploration, forestry, retail, financial services, technology, and manufacturing. She is also co-Chair of Blakes Cannabis Group. Kathleen advises issuers and underwriters on public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. She also advises public and private companies and their boards of directors and special committees in connection with mergers & acquisitions, including takeover bids, plans of arrangement, going-private and spin-out transactions, and joint venture and shareholder agreements, and is frequently engaged as counsel in connection with proxy battles and contested shareholder meetings. Kathleen is a member of the British Columbia Securities Commission, Corporate Finance Stakeholder Forum, and Solicitors Legal Opinions Committee. She was previously an adjunct professor teaching corporate law at University of British Columbia.
On Dec. 16, 2020, Tilray, Inc. and Aphria Inc. announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement to combine their businesses and create the world’s largest global cannabis company based on pro forma revenue of $874 million
On February 28, 2019, Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray”), a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, acquired through a subsidiary all of the issued and outstanding securities of FHF Holdings Ltd. (doing business as “Manitoba Harvest”) from Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC (“Compass”) and other shareholders of Manitoba Harvest, by way of a plan of arrangement pursuant to the Business Corporation Act (British Columbia).
On January 29, 2018, and February 15, 2018, First Majestic Silver Corp. completed the issuance of US$156.5 million aggregate principal amount of 1.875 per cent unsecured senior convertible notes due 2023, including notes issued pursuant to the partial exercise of an over-allotment option granted to the initial purchasers.
On October 19, 2017, Ero Copper Corp. (Ero or the Company) completed its initial public offering and secondary offering of an aggregate of 23,282,116 common shares (the Shares) for a price of $4.75 per Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $110,590,051 (the Offering). The Shares were sold by way of treasury offering of 10,000,000 Shares by Ero, and secondary offering of 13,282,116 Shares by certain securityholders of the Company (the Selling Securityholders).
On January 26, 2017, Aritzia Inc. (“Aritzia” or the “Company”) completed its secondary offering of 20,100,000 subordinate voting shares (the “Shares”) for a price of $17.45 per share (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds of $350,745,000 (the “Offering”).
On July 28, 2016, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (“Fortuna”) completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares (“Goldrock Shares”) of Goldrock Mines Corp. (“Goldrock”) by way of plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”).
On March 1, 2016, Pretium Resources Inc. completed a marketed offering of 28,384,000 common shares at US$4.58 per share, for gross proceeds of US$129,998,720, which included the exercise of the full amount of the over-allotment option of 2,174,000 common shares.
On October 15, 2015, CPI Card Group Inc. (the Company) completed its initial public offering of 17,250,000 shares of common stock at US$10.00 per share, including 2,250,000 shares of common stock sold by certain existing stockholders upon the exercise in full by the underwriters of their over-allotment option.
On March 17, 2015, Silver Wheaton Corp. completed a bought deal common share offering pursuant to the multijurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS). An aggregate of 38,930,000 common shares were sold for aggregate gross proceeds of US$800 million. Silver Wheaton used the net proceeds to fund its acquisition of an additional 25 per cent gold stream from Vale S.A.’s Salobo Mine, located in Brazil.