Sander Grieve
Sander Grieve
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(416) 777-4826
(416) 863-1716
100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1998 (ON)
Sander Grieve practises public market finance and mergers and acquisitions. He focuses on global mining exploration, development, and extraction. He acts on behalf of issuers, underwriters and agents with respect to domestic and international securities issues. His M&A activities include engagements for a variety of vendors and purchasers, in the context of the full range of friendly and hostile mandates. His corporate retainers include advice on matters of corporate governance issues and crisis response and management. Sander is an active contributor in national, provincial and local politics, providing policy and communications advice to political leaders. He employs this knowledge in advising clients in relation to their interface with matters of public policy and government entities. In 2009, Lexpert recognized Sander as a "Rising Star" in its Leading Lawyers Under 40 issue. Sander has been recognized by Chambers GlobalChambers Canada, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Legal 500 Canada.
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On December 14, 2017, Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. completed its $325-million notes offering and $50-million revolving credit agreement. The Notes were guaranteed by each of the company’s subsidiaries and were secured on a second-priority basis by substantially all of the company’s assets, including the company’s 49-per-cent participating interest in the joint venture related to the Gahcho Kué diamond mine.
On October 17, 2017, Coeur Mining, Inc. (Coeur), a public gold and silver company listed on the New York Stock Exchange acquired all of the outstanding shares of JDS Silver Holdings Ltd. (JDS Silver), a private British Columbia silver mining company, for aggregate consideration of up to US$250 million pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
On July 31, 2017, Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (Osisko) completed the acquisition of a high-quality precious metals portfolio of assets consisting of 74 royalties, streams and precious metal offtakes from Orion Mine Finance Group (Orion) in exchange for total consideration of $1.125 billion, consisting of $675 million cash and the issuance of 30,906,594 shares of Osisko.
On February 28, 2017, Osisko Mining Inc. (Osisko Mining) completed concurrent “bought deal” private placement financings of (i) 15,325,000 units of Osisko Mining (each comprised of one common share and one warrant) at a price of $3.40 per unit for aggregate gross proceeds of around $52 million (the Unit Offering), and (ii) 5,450,000 flow-through common shares of Osisko Mining at a price of $5.52 per flow-through shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $30 million (the FT Offering).
On July 10, 2015, Newmarket Gold Inc. (Newmarket) and Crocodile Gold Corp. (Crocodile Gold) combined by way of a court approved plan of arrangement under the <i>Business Corporations Act (Ontario)</i>, creating a new gold industry consolidator solidly positioned to acquire high quality gold assets in the world’s most desirable mining jurisdictions. The combined entity has been named Newmarket Gold Inc. and its common shares are trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the new symbol “NMI”. The transaction is valued at approximately $185 million.
On February 17, 2015, Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (Osisko) acquired Virginia Mines Inc. (Virginia) for approximately $461 million, pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
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