René Branchaud
René Branchaud
(514) 877-3040
(514) 871-8977
1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 4000, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1983 (QC)
Mr. Branchaud practises in the areas of securities, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate law. He advises companies in connection with their corporate structure, shareholders' agreements, private placements, public offerings, stock exchange listings, as well as dispositions and takeovers. He serves on the boards of directors of several public companies and acts as corporate secretary. He also sits on several board committees, including corporate governance and advises ad hoc committees created for specific transactions (mergers, takeovers). The 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada recognizes him as one of the leading practitioners in the area of natural resources law. Best Lawyers also named him 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Montréal in the area of natural resources law. He is listed as well in the field of Energy and Natural Resources (Mining) in the 2021 edition of the prestigious Chambers Canada directory.
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Monarch Mining Corporation ("New Monarch") announced the successful completion of a plan of arrangement under s. 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Arrangement”) pursuant to which Monarques Gold Corporation ("Monarques") completed a spin-out to its shareholders, through the issuance of shares in the newly formed New Monarch entity, of the Beaufor, Croinor Gold, McKenzie Break and Swanson mineral properties and other assets and liabilities, and Yamana Gold Inc
On July 31, 2017, Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (Osisko) completed the acquisition of a high-quality precious metals portfolio of assets consisting of 74 royalties, streams and precious metal offtakes from Orion Mine Finance Group (Orion) in exchange for total consideration of $1.125 billion, consisting of $675 million cash and the issuance of 30,906,594 shares of Osisko.
On May 14, 2015, GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. (GDI) completed an arrangement with Medwell Capital Corporation (Medwell). In conjunction with the arrangement, GDI completed a public offering of 10,105,000 subordinate voting shares at a price of $16.00 per subordinate voting share for gross proceeds of $161,680,000.
On February 17, 2015, Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (Osisko) acquired Virginia Mines Inc. (Virginia) for approximately $461 million, pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
IAMGOLD Corporation completed the sale of its Niobec Mine (Niobec), one of the world’s three niobium producers, for total consideration of US$530 million.
Stornoway Diamond Corporation announced that it had closed its previously announced financing transactions with US private equity firm Orion Mine Finance, Investissement Québec (through its wholly owned subsidiaries Diaquem Inc. and Resources Québec) (“RQ”), and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to fund the construction of the Renard Diamond Project, Quebec’s first diamond mine.
Cambior Inc. recently completed a public offering of 21,346,154 special warrants for aggregate proceeds of $27.75 million. A final receipt was issued on March 13, 2002 for the prospectus qualifying the common shares and the common shares purchase warrants issuable upon the exercise of the special warrants.