Mitchell L. Thaw
Mitchell L. Thaw
(416) 865-4461
(416) 364-7813
333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Mitchell Thaw is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Toronto Tax practice group. With extensive experience in income tax matters, Mitchell has advised clients on investment funds, mergers & acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, cross-border transactions and estate planning. Mitchell is the author of Canada’s only text on the taxation of mutual fund trusts and corporations. Recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Mitchell has worked on over 100 transactions listed in Lexpert®'s “Big Deals” and “Big Suits.”
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On September 12, 2018, De Beers Canada Inc. acquired Peregrine Diamonds Ltd., a diamond exploration and development company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, through a plan of arrangement.
On July 25, 2018, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (Wheaton), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Wheaton Precious Metals International Ltd. (Wheaton International), closed a gold and palladium streaming agreement with Sibanye Gold Limited (Sibanye).
On June 7, 2017, MedReleaf Corp. (MedReleaf) completed its initial public offering and secondary offering (collectively, the Offering) of an aggregate of 10,600,000 common shares for aggregate gross proceeds of $100,700,000, with MedReleaf and certain shareholders (the Selling Shareholders) receiving gross proceeds of $80,700,049 and $19,999,951, respectively.
On July 6, 2017, Logistec Corporation (Logistec), a marine and environmental services provider, completed the acquisition of 51 per cent of all of the issued and outstanding voting shares of Fer-Pal Construction Ltd. (Fer-Pal). The purchase price comprised of a cash payment of $41.5 million and the issuance of 230,747 Class B subordinate voting shares in the share capital of Logistec.
On August 3, 2016, Golden Star Resources Ltd. (“Golden Star”) completed a public offering in Canada and the United States of 46 million common shares (the “Common Shares”) at a price of US$0.75 per Common Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of US$34.5 million (the “Equity Offering”), which included the full exercise of an over-allotment option granted to the underwriters.
On March 1, 2016, Intact Financial Corporation (the Company) completed an issuance of $250 million principal amount of Series 6 medium term notes (the Notes). The Notes were offered by way of a pricing supplement to the Company’s existing base shelf prospectus and prospectus supplement, on a best efforts basis through a syndicate of dealers co-led by TD Securities Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. and including Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and Casgrain & Company Limited (collectively, the Dealers).
On March 21, 2016, a group led by Norwest Venture Partners and including Georgian Partners and BMO Financial Group acquired a significant equity interest in Medgate Inc.
On October 2, 2015, Stella-Jones Inc. announced that it had completed the acquisition of the shares of Ram Forest Group Inc. and Ramfor Lumber Inc.
On October 21, 2015, Concordia Healthcare Corp. (“Concordia”), a diverse healthcare company focused on legacy pharmaceutical products and orphan drugs, acquired UK-based Amdipharm Mercury Limited (“AMCo”) from Cinven Ltd, a leading European private equity firm, for approximately US$3.3 billion (the “Acquisition”) paid through a combination of cash and the issuance of 8.49 million common shares of Concordia.
On February 9, 2015, Primero Mining Corp. announced the closing of its bought-deal offering of US$75 million aggregate principal amount of 5.75 per cent convertible subordinated debentures maturing on February 28, 2020.
On April 21, 2015, Concordia Healthcare Corp. (Concordia), a diverse healthcare company focused on legacy pharmaceutical products and orphan drugs, acquired 18 products from Covis Pharma S.à.r.l and Covis Injectables, S.à.r.l (collectively, Covis). The purchase price of US$1.2 billion was paid in cash at closing.
Input Capital Corp. completed a bought deal offering of Class A common voting shares, including the exercise in full of an over-allotment option granted to the underwriters.
On January 26, 2009 TD Capital Trust IV, a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank, completed a public offering of $550,000,000 principal amount of 9.523 per cent TD Capital Trust IV Notes-Series 1 due June 30, 2108 and $450,000,000 principal amount of 10 per cent TD Capital Trust IV Notes-Series 2 due June 30, 2108.
On September 17, 2008, TD Capital Trust III, a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TDBFG), completed a $1 billion public offering of TD Capital Trust III Securities – Series 2008 (TD CaTS III).
On July 30, 2003, O&Y Real Estate Investment Trust closed a public treasury offering of 6,957,500 limited voting units for gross proceeds of $75.5 million.