79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON); 2000 (New York)
Practises corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on capital markets transactions, public company advice and mergers & acquisitions. Has led numerous public offerings and private placements on the part of both issuers and underwriters, including several initial public offerings and cross-border financings. Regularly acts for acquiring and target companies, boards of directors and financial advisers, in both friendly deals and hostile takeovers. Directorships include St. Francis Xavier University, Royal Ontario Museum and Covenant House Toronto. Ontario Bar, 1993. New York Bar, 2000. LLM (International Law), 1992, Cambridge University. LLB, 1990, University of Toronto. BA (Honours), 1987, St. Francis Xavier University.
Spin Master Corp. (Spin Master) completed a secondary offering of 2,794,800 subordinate voting shares at a price of $53.40 per subordinate voting share, indirectly, beneficially owned by the founders of Spin Master (the Selling Shareholders) for gross proceeds of approximately $150 million.
Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX: MSI) (Morneau Shepell or the Company) acquired all of the outstanding shares of LifeWorks Corporation Ltd. (LifeWorks) for a total purchase price of approximately $426 million, payable in cash and Morneau Shepell shares.
On November 23, 2017, Alamos Gold Inc. (Alamos) completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Richmont Mines Inc. (Richmont) pursuant to a plan of arrangement. Under the terms of the arrangement, Richmont common shares were exchanged on the basis of 1.385 Alamos common shares for each Richmont common share. Upon closing, Alamos has approximately 389,059,503 Class A shares outstanding with former Alamos shareholders and former Richmont shareholders owning approximately 77 per cent and 23 per cent of the pro forma company, respectively.
On May 24, 2017, Spin Master Corp. (Spin Master) (TSX: TOY) completed a secondary offering of 3,681,000 subordinate voting shares at a price of $40.75 per subordinate voting share, indirectly, beneficially owned by the founders of Spin Master (the Selling Shareholders) for gross proceeds of approximately $150 million.
On May 11, 2017, Real Matters Inc. (“Real Matters”) successfully closed its initial public offering and secondary offering (together, the “Offering”) of an aggregate of 12,056,186 common shares at a price of $13.00 per common share for total gross proceeds of $156,730,418.
Morneau Shepell Inc. (the Company) (TSX:MSI) completed a public offering, on a bought deal basis, of $75 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75 per cent convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of the Company due June 30, 2021.
Spin Master Corp. (Spin Master), a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties, completed its initial public offering of subordinate voting shares at a price of $18.00 per share, for total aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $253 million.
On July 2, 2015, Alamos Gold Inc. (Alamos) and AuRico Metals Inc. (AuRico Metals) completed a previously announced arrangement in which Alamos Gold Inc., a predecessor to Alamos (Former Alamos), and AuRico Gold Inc., a predecessor to Alamos (Former AuRico), amalgamated to form Alamos, a leading intermediate gold producer. As part of the arrangement certain assets of Former AuRico, including the Kemess project, certain royalties and cash, were transferred to AuRico Metals, AuRico Metals was listed on the TSX and the AuRico Metals shares were distributed to the shareholders of Alamos.