79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1998 (ON)
Co-head of Torys’ Mining & Metals Practice and partner in the M&A and Capital Markets practices. Focuses on a broad range of corporate, commercial and securities law, with an emphasis on cross-border M&A and corporate finance. One of the key partners involved in Torys’ work with Chinese clients. Represented Franco-Nevada on a number of recent transactions including its US$650-million precious metals streaming financing of the acquisition of the Candelaria mine in Chile and a US$500-million cross-border equity offering. Has also represented China Development Bank on its proposed financing of Minmetals’ bid to acquire Equinox Minerals, China Investment Corporation in its $1.7-billion acquisition of a 17 per cent equity interest in Teck Resources, Hindalco in its US$6-billion acquisition of Novelis and subsequent financing transactions. Ontario Bar, 1998. New York Bar, 2002. LLB, 1996, Queen’s University. BComm, 1993, University of Toronto.
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.