Rob is a partner advising clients on a broad range of transactions with an emphasis on public and private offerings of equity, debt securities, and structured products in the cross-border context. Rob also advises clients on asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, equity monetizations, corporate governance, blockchain-related matters, and the operation of marketplaces. Known for his expertise in securities law, Rob is regularly consulted by public companies—including mining and oil & gas companies—on disclosure issues and general commercial matters. He frequently acts for issuers and underwriters in major cross-border transactions and advises major US investment banks and investors on securities law compliance issues surrounding Canadian transactions. Rob is a former member of the OSC’s Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee and Small Business Advisory Committee. He is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches the securities law section of the Advanced Business Law Workshop. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; IFLR1000; The Legal 500 Canada; Lexpert® Special Edition — Mining; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory; The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On April 13, 2016, Sprott Physical Silver Trust (the Trust) completed a cross-border follow-on public offering of 12,300,000 trust units (the Units) at US$6.09 per Unit, and subsequently, pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option under the offering, issued 1,8450,000 Units, for total gross proceeds of approximately US$86,143,050.
On April 29, 2016, Unique Fabricating, Inc. completed its acquisition of Intasco Corporation for aggregate consideration of approximately $27,500,000. Under the asset and share purchase agreement entered into in respect of the transaction, Unique Fabricating indirectly acquired substantially all of the assets of Intasco Corporation and all of the outstanding capital stock of Intasco-USA Inc., Intasco’s US affiliate.
Sprott Physical Gold Trust completed a cross-border follow-on public offering of 26,450,000 trust units at US$14.84 per Unit for gross proceeds of US$392,518,000, which included the exercise in full of the over-allotment option under the offering.
Sprott Physical Gold Trust completed a cross-border follow-on public offering of 23,000,000 trust units at US$15.19 per Unit for gross proceeds of US$349,370,000, which included the exercise in full of the over-allotment option under the offering.