Managing Partner of the firm’s BC Region. Advises public and private corporations in a wide range of industries regarding mergers & acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. Recent experience includes advising Canadian, US and international acquirers and targets in respect of domestic and cross-border merger & acquisition transactions, takeover bids, and joint ventures in renewable energy, trucking and logistics, technology and software, oil & gas, forestry, pharmaceuticals, financial services, retail liquor, publishing, and pulp and paper industries. Has also advised issuers and underwriters on cross-border, US, and domestic public and private offerings of equity and debt, including initial public offerings, bought deal financings, and secondary offerings. Listed in the 2021 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Commercial Law, and Private Equity. Formerly a senior associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, a leading international law firm in New York. Admitted to the New York Bar in 2000 and the British Columbia Bar in 2005.
On February 6, 2018, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (Innergex) completed the acquisition of Alterra Power Corp. (Alterra) by way of an arrangement agreement pursuant to which Innergex acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Alterra for an aggregate consideration of $1.1 billion, including the assumption of Alterra’s debt.
On December 6, 2017, Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) completed the US$500 million equity investment by Rhône Capital (Rhône) in the form of 8-year mandatory convertible preferred shares, the sale of the Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue Flagship Building to WeWork in a transaction valued at US$850 million, and a series of strategic transactions, including agreements to lease retail space within select HBC department stores.
On May 27, 2015, Shopify Inc. completed its initial public offering of 8,855,000 Class A subordinate voting shares at an initial offering price of US$17.00 per share, which included the exercise in full by the underwriters of an over-allotment option to purchase up to 1,155,000 additional shares, for gross proceeds of US$150,535,000.