79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Co-head of the Capital Markets practice, Rima is a seasoned securities lawyer with a broad practice advising clients on corporate finance, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Rima frequently represents both issuers and underwriters on public offerings and private placements, with particular experience in cross-border transactions. Rima also regularly advises public company clients, including many cross-listed issuers, in a variety of industries on ongoing corporate governance and disclosure matters. She is a prolific writer, speaker and commentator on policy developments impacting the Canadian capital markets, and co-leads the firm’s ESG practice. She is an ICD.D member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is the Member Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee. In her M&A practice, Rima routinely advises on related party transactions, public take-over bids, and private acquisitions and divestitures.
On August 12, 2016, Pattern Energy Group Inc. (“Pattern Energy”) completed an underwritten public offering of 10 million shares of its Class A common stock (“common stock”) and on August 22, 2016, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 1,300,000 shares of common stock. In total, Pattern Energy sold 11,300,000 shares of common stock at a price of US$23.90 per share, for proceeds of approximately US$270 million.
On July 28, 2015, Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Pattern Energy) completed an underwritten public offering of shares of its Class A common stock (Class A shares) and a concurrent private placement offering of 4.00 per cent convertible senior notes due 2020 (the notes). In total, Pattern Energy sold 5,435,000 Class A shares at a price of US$23.00 per share, for total gross proceeds of approximately US$125 million, and US$225 million aggregate principal amount of notes.
On January 6, 2009, Great Lakes Hydro Income Fund completed a public offering of 4,690,000 trust units of the fund at $16 per trust unit for gross proceeds of approximately $75 million on a bought deal basis.