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Year called to bar: 1997 (ON); 2001 (California)
Partner. Practice focuses on corporate finance, M&A, private equity, venture capital, and securities law. Regularly advises boards of directors and activist shareholders on corporate governance matters and proxy contests. Recent matters include: Dye & Durham Inc.’s $500 million acquisition of TELUS’ financial solutions business; Algoma Steel’s combination with Legato Merger Corp. and listing on the TSX/NYSE; Oaktree Capital Management’s investment in Environmental 360 Solutions Inc.; OverActive Media Corp.’s listing on the TSXV and concurrent equity financing; CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. in connection with a $86 million bought deal equity offering and a $325 million offering of senior unsecured notes; Newmont Corporation’s $393 million acquisition of GT Gold Corp.; and Amp Solar Group’s US$374 million investment from The Carlyle Group. Formerly practised in Silicon Valley representing emerging growth companies, publicly traded technology companies, and venture capital funds. Recognized as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, and The Legal 500 Canada. Featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A, the Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences, and the Lexpert Special Edition: Global Mining.
CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (CanWel or the Company) (TSX:CWX) completed a $60 million bought deal offering of senior unsecured notes of the Company. The offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc., and included GMP Securities L.P., Canaccord Genuity Corp., CIBC World Markets Inc., Raymond James Ltd., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., and Haywood Securities Inc. The notes trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CWX-NT.A. The net proceeds of the offering are expected to be used for the repayment of bank debt and for general corporate purposes.
On October 5, 2016, Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (PNCC) (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B) and Postmedia Network Inc.’s (“PNI” and together with PNCC, the “Company” or “Postmedia”) completed a recapitalization transaction.
Insight Equity Holdings LLC, a private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas, through its portfolio company Material Sciences Corporation acquired Continuous Colour Coat Limited, recognized in the market by its tradename Metal Koting.
CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (CanWel) completed the acquisition of California Cascade Industries (CCI) and its private placement of 8,050,000 subscription receipts for gross proceeds of $40,250,000 pursuant to a bought deal underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters.
Postmedia Network Inc. (Postmedia) completed the acquisition of Sun Media Corporation’s (Sun Media) English language newspapers and speciality publications, as well as digital properties including the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun and The Edmonton Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver, from Quebecor Media Inc. (the Sun Media Acquisition).
Mandalay Resources Corporation and a fund advised by West Face Capital Inc. completed a secondary offering by West Face of 40,000,000 common shares of Mandalay at a price of $1.10 per common share for gross proceeds to West Face of $44,000,000.
Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global firms dedicated to private equity acquired an approximate 14 per cent stake in lululemon athletica inc. from lululemon founder Dennis “Chip” Wilson for US$845 million on September 9, 2014. In connection with the transaction, Advent, lululemon and Mr. Wilson entered into a support agreement relating to certain governance matters.
On October 3, 2006 Georgia Gulf Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia completed its previously announced acquisition of Royal Group Technologies Limited of Toronto in an all cash and assumed debt transaction, which values Royal Group at approximately $1.7 billion. The closing of the acquisition brings to an end a 16-month public sale process for Royal Group that began in May 2005 ...