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Year called to bar: 2008 (BC); 2003 (New York)
Susan is partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in the corporate, securities, and private equity groups. Susan advises public and private companies and investors in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, as well as on corporate governance and compliance with securities legislation. In the M&A context, Susan has experience advising public acquirers and targets in negotiated business combinations and takeover bids, advising special committees in acquisitions and going-private transactions, and advising private investors and sellers in cross-border private equity and strategic acquisitions. She also advises on debt and equity financings in the capital markets, as well as private equity and venture capital financings, working with the investing funds as well as companies raising capital. In the area of commercial and corporate law, Susan assists clients with structuring and negotiating ongoing commercial relationships such as shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements, and other commercial agreements.
On April 1, 2018, Desjardins Group (Desjardins) and CU CUMIS Wealth Holdings LP (Holdings), a limited partnership comprised of Canada's five provincial credit union centrals (the Centrals) and The CUMIS Group Limited (CUMIS), announced the closing of the merger of the businesses of their subsidiaries, Credential Financial Inc., Qtrade Canada Inc. and NEI Investments.
On November 1, 2017, The Washington Cos. (Washington), a group of privately held North American mining, industrial and transportation businesses founded by industrialist and entrepreneur Dennis R. Washington, completed its acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corp. (Dominion) for approximately $1.5 billion.
On July 19, 2016, Goldcorp Inc. (Goldcorp) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Kaminak Gold Corp. (Kaminak) pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement (the Arrangement) on the basis of 0.10896 of a Goldcorp common share for each common share of Kaminak.