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Year called to bar: 1998 (ON)
Sander is head of Bennett Jones' mining group and has a practice with a focus on M&A and corporate finance in the global mining industry. He acts for issuers, investors, and underwriters in international securities issues and in a range of M&A mandates. Sander has led several of the largest Canadian mining M&A mandates including the $3.9-billion alternative transaction response of Osisko Mining Inc. to the Goldcorp hostile offer; the $3.8-billion sale of Meridian Gold Inc.; the sale of Andean Resources Limited for $3.6 billion; and the $1.125-billion portfolio acquisition by Osisko Gold Resources Ltd from Orion Mine Finance Group. He is widely recognized as a leading lawyer in Mining Law by various leading legal directories including The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining,The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, TheBest Lawyers in Canada,and Who's Who Legal,among others.
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.