Rob’s practice is focused on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Rob has significant experience on a wide range of public equity and debt offerings, private placements and M&A transactions and regularly assists issuers, investment dealers, and institutional and private investors on equity and debt financing transactions, ranging from start-up investments, venture capital and private equity investments, to larger public offerings including cross-border offerings in diverse industries including technology, cannabis, life sciences, automotive and consumer product goods. Rob counsels corporations in all aspects of corporate and commercial activity, including listings on stock exchanges and dealings with provincial securities commissions. Rob also advises reporting issuers in connection with securities compliance and corporate governance matters. Rob was a former member of the Registration Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission and was a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission. He is the past chair of the board of directors of Variety Village and sits on a number of board of directors of companies in the life sciences industry.
On May 11, 2017, Real Matters Inc. (“Real Matters”) successfully closed its initial public offering and secondary offering (together, the “Offering”) of an aggregate of 12,056,186 common shares at a price of $13.00 per common share for total gross proceeds of $156,730,418.
Element Financial Corporation acquired the assets and operations of PHH Arval, PHH Corporation's North American fleet management services business, for a purchase price of US$1.4 billion in cash. Element also assumed PHH's obligations under the PHH fleet securitization programs in the US and Canada.
Element Financial Corporation (TSX: EFN) completed its largest acquisition to date with the $570-million purchase of the assets comprising GE Canada's fleet leasing business. GE Canada's fleet vehicle portfolio consists of 650 regionally diversified customers and integrated fleet management services for vehicle and light and medium truck financings. As part of the acquisition, Element also entered into a strategic alliance agreement with GE Capital Fleet Services in the US pursuant to which the companies will collaborate primarily on the pursuit of Canadian/US cross-border fleet management opportunities.