Partner in the Business Law Group in the firm’s Vancouver office. Advises public and private corporations in a wide range of industries regarding M&A and securities offerings. Also advises public and private corporations with respect to day-to-day governance matters, continuous disclosure obligations, and commercial matters. Recent transactional experience includes advising Canadian and international acquirers and targets in respect of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in the renewable energy, mining, retail, forestry, and life sciences industries. Has also advised issuers, underwriters, and investors on cross-border and domestic public offerings of equity and debt, including initial public offerings and private placements of equity and high-yield debt. Listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, from 2013 onwards. Recognized in the current edition of Chambers Canada in the area of corporate/commercial. Was formerly a law clerk to Justice Frank Lacobucci at the Supreme Court of Canada and an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, a leading international law firm in London, England. Admitted to the New York Bar in 2004 and the BC Bar in 2006.
The sale of Pure Multi-Family REIT LP (“Pure”) to Cortland Partners, LLC (“Cortland”) completed on September 27, 2019. Cortland acquired all of Pure’s outstanding: (i) Class A units for US$7.61 per unit
On June 14, 2018, Nouvelle Autoroute 30, s.e.n.c.(NA30) successfully closed the $1.2 billion bond refinancing for Montreal highway Autoroute 30 (A-30) concession project (the A-30 Project). The bonds included approximately $828 million in long-term bonds, due 2042, priced at roughly 4.11% and approximately $390 million in medium-term bonds, due 2033, carrying a coupon of approximately 3.75%.
On January 26, 2017, Aritzia Inc. (“Aritzia” or the “Company”) completed its secondary offering of 20,100,000 subordinate voting shares (the “Shares”) for a price of $17.45 per share (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds of $350,745,000 (the “Offering”).
On November 27, 2016, Cara Operations Limited (“Cara”), Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company, completed its acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Original Joe’s Franchise Group Inc. (“Original Joe’s”) for $93 million.
On December 14, 2015, AutoCanada Inc. (AutoCanada or the Company) closed its previously announced public offering of common shares. The Company issued 2,950,000 common shares at a price of $25.50 per share for gross proceeds of $75 million.
On August 18, 2015, Diversified Royalty Corp. (DIV) completed an offering of subscription receipts. The offering raised gross proceeds of approximately $115.0 million through the issuance of 42,595,000 subscription receipts, which included 1,854,000 subscription receipts issued as a result of the underwriters electing to exercise the over-allotment option in part. The offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters led by Cormark Securities Inc. and including GMP Securities L.P., CIBC World Markets Inc., PI Financial Corp., Beacon Securities Limited and Paradigm Capital Inc.
On March 2, 2015, Interfor Corporation completed an acquisition of four sawmills from Simpson Lumber Company, LLC. Interfor purchased the four mills for US$94.7 million plus working capital and contingent future payments. The purchase of the sawmills in Washington, Georgia and South Carolina are key to Interfor’s growth strategy and firmly establishes its presence in the US.