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Year called to bar: 1997 (BC)
Michael Urbani is a partner and Head of the Corporate and Securities Group in the firm's Vancouver office. Michael has a diversified corporate practice focused on corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He is also a member of the firm's Professional Ethics Committee. Michael acts for private and public entities and investment dealers in public financings and private placements in Canada and the United States, as well as on takeover bids, and mergers and acquisitions involving public and private corporations. He also acts for private and public corporations on corporate governance and general corporate and commercial matters. He acts for clients in various industries including mining, high tech, biotech, hospitality, communications and forest products.
On March 28, 2018, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV (Platinum Equity) completed the acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems (Husky) from Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity for $4.95 billion (US$3.85 billion). Based in Bolton, Ont., Husky is a global supplier of highly engineered injection molding equipment and services for the plastic injection molding equipment industry, and a leading provider of PET systems, hot runners, aftermarket tooling, medical molds and specialty closure molds.
On October 15, 2015, CPI Card Group Inc. (the Company) completed its initial public offering of 17,250,000 shares of common stock at US$10.00 per share, including 2,250,000 shares of common stock sold by certain existing stockholders upon the exercise in full by the underwriters of their over-allotment option.
On January 25, 2005, Intrawest Corp., one of the world’s leading destination resort and adventure travel companies, completed its concurrent offers to exchange an aggregate principal amount of US$226 million of its 7.50 per cent senior notes due October 15, 2013 (US$ Notes) and an aggregate principal amount of C$125 million of its 6.875 per cent senior notes due October 15, 2009 (C$ Notes).
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.
Vancouver-based Intrawest Corp., a leading developer and operator of village-centered resorts, completed a private placement in the US and in certain Canadian provinces of US$225 million aggregate principal amount of 7.50 per cent senior notes due October 15, 2013 (the US$ notes) and C$125 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875 per cent senior notes due October 15, 2009 (the C$ notes).
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.
BC-based Hot House Growers Income Fund, a producer of greenhouse tomatoes and sweet bell peppers completed a $70.7 million initial public offering of trust units through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc., and included National Bank Financial, HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Canaccord Capital Corp. and Raymond James Ltd.
Burnaby, B.C.-based Gateway Casinos Income Fund, one of the largest casino operators in Western Canada, completed a $106 million initial public offering of trust units through a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc., and including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc.