Michael A. Birch
Michael A. Birch
(604) 631-4247
(604) 631-3309
595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2001 (BC); 2005 (AB)
Michael's practice focuses primarily on banking, corporate lending, acquisition finance, project finance, high-yield and mezzanine finance, and commercial real estate finance transactions. Michael regularly advises financial institutions, institutional lenders, and borrowers on senior and subordinated, secured and unsecured, bilateral, and syndicated financing transactions, and on a wide range of commercial issues. Some of his recent transactions include major corporate credit facilities, acquisition financings, high-yield and mezzanine financings, infrastructure and project financings, construction financings, and cross-border structured financings, particularly to businesses focused on mining and precious metals, engineering and construction services, light industrial manufacturing, water, waste-water, and gas utilities, industrial equipment rental, site support and logistics structures and services, and a wide range of diversified enterprises.
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On Dec. 22, 2223890 Alberta Ltd. (“AcquireCo”), a company controlled by Matthew Campbell and Garrett Ganden (the chairman of the board, and president and chief executive officer, respectively, of RMDI) completed the acquisition and go-private transaction of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) -backed Imperial Parking Corporation (Impark) completed the acquisition of Republic Parking System and Republic Parking Northwest.
On February 13, 2007, Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. and Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P. through their indirect wholly owned subsidiary HCP Acquisition Inc. (together, Harbinger) acquired all of the outstanding trust units of Calpine Power Income Fund (the fund) it did not already own at a price of $13.00 per trust unit for total consideration of approximately $760 million.
On October 13, 2004, British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. completed its second public offering of 2004, a $250 million offering of 6.25 per cent senior secured bonds due October 13, 2034. The lead underwriter for the offering was CIBC World Markets Inc.
On May 28, 2004, BC Ferries, operator of the second largest ferry system in the world, closed its initial public offering of $250 million principal amount of senior secured bonds and established its initial syndicated bank credit facility for $355 million.