Michael N. Melanson
Michael N. Melanson
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(416) 777-6552
(416) 863-1716
100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1981 (ON)
Michael Melanson advises clients on a variety of corporate and securities law matters, with a particular focus on capital markets transactions. Michael practises extensively in the capital markets area, with an emphasis on public and private offerings of securities, takeover bids, and mergers & acquisitions. He acts for clients in a wide range of industries, particularly in the mining industry. One area of focus of Michael's practice is representing clients in China, Hong Kong, and other international markets.
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On March 31, 2017, Western Potash Corp. (“Western Potash”) completed its corporate restructuring pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) whereby Western Potash became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Resources Corp. (“Western Resources”).
On February 3, 2015, Yamana Gold Inc completed its offering of 56,465,000 common shares, for aggregate gross proceeds of $299,264,500.
Antofagasta plc, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Antofagasta Investment Company Limited, acquired Duluth Metals Limited by way of a plan of arrangement at a price of $0.45 per share, for total cash consideration of approximately $52.8 million. Immediately following the acquisition, Antofagasta funded the purchase of $30-million aggregate principal amount convertible debentures, being all of Duluth’s outstanding convertible debentures.