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Year called to bar: 1998 (ON)
Across domestic and international corporate and capital markets transactions, Mike’s deep deal experience, technical insights and strategic acumen guide organizations through their most significant and complex transactions. Mike is co-head of Torys’ M&A practice and regularly leads complex transactions, both international and domestic, combining broad experience with creativity and a practical approach to solving problems and effectively closing deals. Mike’s extensive experience across corporate transactions includes mergers & acquisitions, strategic investments, securities offerings and IPOs, private equity transactions, joint ventures and royalty and streaming transactions. He also regularly advises on corporate governance and securities law matters. With over 20 years of M&A and capital markets experience, Mike has played key roles in significant transactions involving leading companies such as CN Rail, NFI Group, Bombardier, Stelco Holdings, the Aditya Birla Group, China Investment Corp. and many of the leading domestic and international investment banks.
On February 19, 2016, Franco-Nevada Corporation (Franco-Nevada) completed a cross-border public offering of 19,228,000 common shares, including the exercise in full by the underwriters of the over-allotment option, at a price of US$47.85 per offered share for aggregate gross proceeds to Franco-Nevada of approximately US$920 million.
On February 26, 2016, Franco-Nevada Corporation (Franco-Nevada) completed the acquisition, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Franco-Nevada (Barbados) Corporation, of a precious metals stream with Narila Investments Ltd. (Narila), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glencore plc (Glencore), for the delivery of gold and silver calculated by reference to production from the Antapaccay mine.
On October 7, 2015, Teck Resources Limited (Teck) and a subsidiary entered into a long-term streaming agreement with Franco-Nevada Corporation (Franco-Nevada) linked to production of silver at the Antamina mine in Peru.
On December 18, 2015, New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer) completed its acquisition of Motor Coach Industries International, Inc. (MCI) from an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, L.P. for cash consideration of US$455 million, subject to certain purchase price adjustments.
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.
Lundin Mining Corporation completed the acquisition of an 80 per cent ownership stake in the Candelaria/Ojos del Salado copper mining operations and supporting infrastructure from Freeport-McMoRan Inc., for approximately US$1.8 billion.