79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999 (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.
Roots Canada Ltd. (Roots) completed the sale of a majority stake in Roots to Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. (Searchlight), with the co-founders Michael Budman and Don Green retaining a significant equity ownership. This investment will support the brand’s next phase of growth. The terms of the agreement were undisclosed.