Ron Ferguson is a partner and member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. He has a diversified corporate practice focusing on cross-border private and public M&A, private equity investments (including PIPEs), corporate finance, corporate restructuring and banking. In addition to his practice, Ron is a member of the Management Committee in the Toronto office. Ron is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario. He previously taught advanced corporate law at Queen’s University. He is on the Board of the Special Olympics Festival and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Charity Golf Committee, and he is the Chairman of the York Football Alumni Association.
On October 1, 2015, Stericycle, Inc. completed its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Shred-it International, the global leader in secure information destruction services. The transaction was financed by Stericycle through a combination of senior unsecured debt consisting of a term loan credit facility, private placement notes and a public offering of mandatory convertible preferred stock represented by depositary shares. The term loan credit facility was provided by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs & Co, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and other lenders. The mandatory convertible preferred stock offering was underwritten by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co, and J.P. Morgan.
On February 27, 2015, Calgary-based Newalta Corporation (Newalta) completed the sale of its Industrial Division to Revolution Acquisition LP (Revolution), a subsidiary of Toronto-based Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. (Birch Hill), for cash proceeds of $300 million. The Industrial Division is comprised of several business streams including major facilities and assets located across Canada. The sale creates a new stand-alone company, Terrapure Environmental, which has its headquarters in Burlington, Ontario.