Matthew Merkley
Matthew Merkley
(416) 863-3328
(416) 863-2653
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2005
Matthew is the co-head of the Corporate Governance Practice in Toronto. He represents clients in a wide variety of capital markets transactions and securities regulatory matters. He has acted for issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings and other Canadian and cross-border public offerings of equity and debt. He also has expertise in advising public issuers and their boards on various matters, including with respect to governance, compensation, and disclosure; normal course, program share repurchase, and substantial issuer bids; and dual-class share structures. Matthew is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee.
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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.
On July 31, 2018, Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. (Galaxy) completed an arrangement transaction pursuant to which Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc., Galaxy Digital LP and First Coin Capital Corp. combined to form a new enterprise in the blockchain, digital asset and cryptocurrency space.
Minto Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust (the REIT) (TSX: MI.UN) completed its initial public offering of 15,863,100 trust units at a price of $14.50 per unit (the Offering). The Offering raised gross proceeds of $230,014,950, including through exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option in full which option exercise was completed July 10. The units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol MI.UN.