22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (AB); 1986 (ON)
Partner in BLG's Tax Group. Specializes in corporate tax matters with extensive experience in energy markets and investment funds matters, with a particular expertise in issues affecting the Ontario LDC sector. Tax work includes structuring issues related to corporate finance, M&A, inbound investment, and capital markets offerings. Clients are electricity generation developers, tax exempt investors, private equity funds, and investment funds. Regular speaker at industry conferences and author of a number of papers on taxation of derivative-based transactions, financing and structuring of renewable energy projects, current developments in M&A transactions, and structured products. Graduated from Queen's University Law School in 1982. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1986 and the Alberta Bar in 1984.
On July 5, 2019, Chaudière Financial L.P. (the “Issuer”) issued $290,541,000 principal amount of 3.525% Senior Secured Amortizing Green Bonds, Series 2019-1 due December 31, 2059 (the “Bonds”) on a private placement basis.
On January 31, 2017, PowerStream Holdings Inc., Enersource Holdings Inc. and Horizon Holdings Inc. amalgamated to form Alectra Inc. Immediately after their amalgamation, Alectra Inc.’s subsidiaries, PowerStream Inc., Enersource Hydro Mississauga Inc. and Horizon Utilities Corp. amalgamated to form Alectra Utilities Corp. Alectra Utilities Corp. is expected to complete its acquisition of Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. on February 28, 2017.
Revera Inc. and Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) have completed a transaction resulting in shared ownership of an additional 23 Canadian seniors living residences previously owned by Revera. As a result of the transaction, Health Care REIT owns a 75 per cent interest in the approximately US$634 million portfolio and Revera owns the remaining 25 per cent in Manitoba. Revera continues to manage these residences, earning fees through an incentive-based management contract. The 23 seniors living residences comprising the portfolio have approximately 2,900 suites and are located primarily in major Canadian markets in Ontario, Alberta. The HCN-Revera joint venture now owns a total of 70 seniors living residences across Canada with an aggregate 7,900 suites
HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (HealthLease) was acquired by Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) for $14.20 (US$13.01) per unit in cash, representing an aggregate transaction value of approximately $1 billion (US$950 million). HealthLease's portfolio consisted of 53 properties (14 in two Canadian provinces and 39 in eight US states) of seniors housing, post-acute care and long-term care facilities.
Bell Nordiq Income Fund, a Montreal-based unincorporated limited purpose trust created to indirectly acquire and hold partnership units of Télébec, Limited Partnership and Northern Telephone, Limited Partnership, completed an initial public offering of its units on April 23, 2002.