79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1999 (ON)
Mike has a comprehensive corporate and securities practice, regularly advising leading companies and global businesses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as continuous disclosure, stock exchange matters and shareholder arrangements. As the head of Torys’ Mining and Metals practice, Mike has extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance and M&A in the mining sector. He recently led the largest Canadian IPO in the mining sector in the last 10 years and led the sale of Canada’s largest thermal coal business. Mike has particular experience designing and executing complex and novel streaming, royalty and other alternative finance solutions for projects around the globe.
On June 2, 2016, Premier Gold Mines (Premier) and Orion Mine Finance (Orion) closed a $45 million financing arrangement, pursuant to which Orion provided Premier with a multi-draw senior unsecured term facility in the amount of US$30 million, and subscribed for US$15-million of common shares of Premier.