Katy's practice focuses on all areas of domestic and cross-border corporate income tax law (both public and private), including mergers & acquisitions, corporate transactions and reorganizations, banking transactions, the taxation of mining companies, investment and hedge funds, private equity and executive compensation. In her taxation of executive compensation practice, Katy is involved in all aspects of the design and implementation of tax efficient executive compensation plans for public and private companies including equity and non-equity based incentive compensation arrangements. Katy frequently advises companies and investment funds on the taxation issues surrounding the digital economy initiatives, including fintech and blockchain. She is a regular speaker and writer on the taxation of cryptocurrency. Katy is also a regular presenter at the Canadian Fintech Summit, where she has discussed tax issues facing start-ups. Katy is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association. She is currently an editor of Thomson Reuters' Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement Journal.
On March 13, 2015, Goldcorp completed its $526 million acquisition of Probe Mines Limited by way of a plan of arrangement. Probe’s principal asset is the 100 per cent-owned Borden Gold project located near Chapleau, Ontario.
Waterton Precious Metals Fund II Cayman, LP through a wholly-owned subsidiary, acquired Chaparral Gold Corp., on February 18, 2015. The acquisition was effected under a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to which holders of Chaparral common shares received $0.61 in cash for each common share. The transaction was valued at approximately $72 million.
Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader of specialty pharmaceutical products with an emphasis on the injectable market, completed its acquisition of Omega Laboratories Limited, a market leading specialty pharmaceutical company based in Montreal, for approximately US$85.3 million (C$95 million) in cash. The combination of Sagent and Omega creates a premier generic injectable company with a robust product portfolio, deep development pipeline and strong global presence.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. completed its acquisition of 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of privately held Oldford Group Limited, the parent company of Isle of Man-headquartered Rational Group Ltd., the owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, in an all-cash transaction for an aggregate purchase price of US$4.9 billion, including certain deferred payments and subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
Fortis Inc. acquired all of the outstanding shares of UNS Energy Corporation for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$4.5 billion, including the assumption of approximately US$2 billion of debt. The acquisition was financed by a US$2-billion non-revolving acquisition term credit facilities and a US$1.8 billion offering of convertible subordinated debentures represented by instalment receipts. The offering consisted of a bought deal public offering of approximately US$1.6 billion and a concurrent private placement of approximately US$200 million.
The current owners of Canada's largest off-airport and only national car park company, Park'N Fly, completed the sale of their parking business assets, including all real estate used in connection with the business located in Montreal; Ottawa; Toronto; Edmonton and Vancouver, along with goodwill and other operating assets, to a joint venture led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, both companies whose shares are traded on the stock exchange of Hong Kong, each owning a 50 per cent interest.
Staples Inc. acquired all the issued and outstanding common shares of PNI Digital Media Inc. for $1.70 per share, totaling approximately $74.1 million in aggregate, pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).
On June 15, 2011, Fortis Inc. (Fortis) completed a public offering of 10,340,000 common shares (the “Common Shares”) for gross proceeds of $341,220,000, which included the subsequent issuance of 1,240,000 common shares upon the exercise of the over-allotment option under the offering.