Robin Upshall
Robin Upshall
(416) 367-6981
(416) 863-0871
155 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2005 (ON)
Robin’s practice focuses on advising public companies on capital market transactions and mergers & acquisitions. She has considerable expertise in cross-border transactions in numerous industries in North America, Latin America, and Europe, including significant experience advising public companies and pension funds on strategic investments in both public and private companies domestically and in foreign jurisdictions. Her significant capital markets experience includes public offerings and private placements in both Canada and the US. Robin is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee. Select Recognition: Lexpert® Special Edition — Mining.
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Fortis Inc. acquired all of the outstanding shares of UNS Energy Corporation for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$4.5 billion, including the assumption of approximately US$2 billion of debt. The acquisition was financed by a US$2-billion non-revolving acquisition term credit facilities and a US$1.8 billion offering of convertible subordinated debentures represented by instalment receipts. The offering consisted of a bought deal public offering of approximately US$1.6 billion and a concurrent private placement of approximately US$200 million.
On June 15, 2011, Fortis Inc. (Fortis) completed a public offering of 10,340,000 common shares (the “Common Shares”) for gross proceeds of $341,220,000, which included the subsequent issuance of 1,240,000 common shares upon the exercise of the over-allotment option under the offering.
InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust successfully completed on May 16, 2006 an offering of $75 million 6 per cent convertible unsecured subordinated series B debentures on a bought-deal basis.