Matthew J. Hunt
Matthew J. Hunt
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(416) 777-7454
100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2010 (ON)
Matt Hunt is a partner and member of the firm's Private Equity and Capital Markets/Mergers & Acquisitions groups in the Toronto office. He regularly provides advice to boards of directors and special committees on public and private M&A mandates and has advised on capital markets transactions involving all levels of the capital structure. Matt has acted for general partners and other private equity sponsors in management and leveraged buy-outs as well as numerous Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) transactions. He also has significant experience advising multinational companies on complex corporate reorganizations. Matt has represented clients across a spectrum of industries, including established industries such as mining, aviation, manufacturing/industrial, waste management, technology, and healthcare. He has also advised clients in emerging growth industries such as gaming, cannabis, psychedelics, and cryptocurrency. Matt joined the firm after several years at another leading Canadian law firm. His career includes engagements in the legal department of a major Canadian financial institution and at a prominent international trade law firm in Washington, DC.
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On July 31, 2015, NYX Gaming Group Limited (NYX or the Company) together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYX Digital Gaming (Canada) ULC (NYX Digital), completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Amaya (Alberta) Inc., formerly Chartwell Technology Inc., and Cryptologic Limited from Amaya Inc. (Amaya) for an initial purchase price consisting of $110 million in cash, subject to customary working capital adjustments, and the issuance to Amaya of $40 million exchangeable preferred shares of NYX Digital. NYX also entered into a preferred supplier licensing agreement with a subsidiary of Amaya to provide certain casino gaming content to Amaya’s real-money casino offering, which will be integrated into the PokerStars and Full Tilt branded casino websites.