Michael Partridge
Michael Partridge
Partner
(416) 597-5498
(416) 979-1234
333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON); 2001 (California)
Partner. Practice focuses on corporate finance, M&A, private equity, venture capital financings, and securities law. Advises boards and activist shareholders on governance and proxy contests. Recent matters include: Amp Solar Group’s US$374 million investment from The Carlyle Group; Dragoneer Investment Group’s investment in PointClickCare Technologies; WildBrain’s $25 million exchangeable debenture financing; The Washington Companies’ proposed CCAA acquisition of Dominion Diamond Mines; Newmont Mining’s strategic alliance transaction with Kirkland Lake Gold; Mandalay Resources’ US$65 million syndicated credit facility and gold bond redemption; numerous acquisitions of private companies by Hub International Limited; numerous venture capital financing transactions. Formerly practised in Silicon Valley representing emerging growth companies, publicly traded technology companies, and venture capital funds. Recognized by The Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert® Special Edition — Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Part of Goodmans team that acts as “legal counsel in residence” for the DMZ at Ryerson University, one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups.
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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.
CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (CanWel) completed its acquisition of Jemi Fibre Corp. (Jemi) by way of court approved plan of arrangement.
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 ...