Field Trip Health Ltd., in the spin-out of its drug development and medical clinics businesses into two independent public companies, Reunion Neuroscience and Field Trip Health & Wellness, by plan of arrangement. The spin-out transaction was supported by a private placement financing led by Oasis Management Company.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a global FinTech leader, in its acquisition of AdvisorStream Ltd., a leading provider of digital engagement and marketing solutions for the global wealth and insurance industries.
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited in its US$31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern, which closed into trust on December 14, 2021.
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, in its public offering via prospectus supplement of an aggregate of $2.2-billion principal amount of notes, guaranteed by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited.
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, in its public offering via prospectus supplement of an aggregate of US$6.7-billion principal amount of notes, guaranteed by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited.
Seamless Logic Software Limited, in its merger with MoneyClip Inc. to create Wellfield Technologies Inc., and the listing of Wellfield on the TSX Venture Exchange which was supported by a $20-million financing, bringing the total post-money valuation of Wellfield to >$100-million.
ATB Capital Markets Inc. in the $7.14-million private placement offering of The Flowr Corporation.
Pyxus International, in the Canadian aspects of its US$1.2-billion recapitalization under Chapter 11 and infusion of US$400 million of fresh capital.
Cresco Labs Inc., in its acquisition of Tryke Companies, including the Reef Dispensary Portfolio, for US$252.5 million for Tryke operating assets plus US$30 million for Tryke real estate assets.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., in its approximately US$300-million acquisition of RPM Technologies.
Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., in providing equity and debt financing to ClearStream Energy Services Inc. for the acquisitions of AECOM Production Services Ltd. and Universal Weld Overlays Inc.
Cresco Labs, in its $1.1-billion acquisition of Origin House, the largest public company acquisition in the history of the U.S. cannabis sector.
CoreLogic, Inc., in the acquisition by its subsidiary of 100% of Symbility Solutions Inc, in a transaction valued at approximately $155 million.
Canadian counsel to the shareholders of the Northern Harvest Sea Farms group, a group of aquaculture companies engaged in the production of farmed Atlantic salmon in eastern Canada, in its sale to Marine Harvest, one of the largest seafood companies in the world and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon, for $315 million.
Klondex Mines Ltd., in its US$462-million acquisition by Hecla Mining Company pursuant to a Plan of Arrangement.
Havilah Mining Corporation, in its US$52-million spin-out from Klondex Mines Ltd. including a concurrent equity subscription by Hecla Mining Company pursuant to a Plan of Arrangement.
Total Energy, with its unsolicited takeover of Savanna Energy Services Corp.
Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., the largest first lien debtholder, with the $600-million recapitalization of Postmedia Network Inc. (PNI) pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act, including significant amendments to PNI's outstanding 8.25% senior secured notes (the First Lien Notes) and the paydown of approximately $78 million of the First Lien Notes.
Special Committee of Northquest Ltd., with the insider bid by Nord Gold N.V. for all shares of Northquest not previously owned by it.
O'Hara Administration Co., S.A., in a successful proxy contest relating to a proposed takeover of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. by ALFA S.A.B. de CV and Harbour Energy Ltd.
Lead investor, with the US$135-million Series C private equity and debt financing of Purch, an integrated digital content and commerce company.
The First Lien lenders of Nelson Education Ltd., with the restructuring and reorganization of Nelson Education Ltd. under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
The Special Committee of Central GoldTrust, with Sprott Asset Management's $1-billion hostile takeover bid for all the outstanding Units of Central GoldTrust.
The Special Committee of Silver Bullion Trust, with Sprott Asset Management's $62-million hostile takeover bid for all the outstanding Units of Silver Bullion Trust.
Seabridge Gold, Inc., with the proposed acquisition of SnipGold Corp. pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement for approximately $10.8 million in stock.
The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., with its dissident proxy contest and hearing before the Ontario Securities Commission relating to the proposed acquisition of Shaw Media Inc. by Corus Entertainment Inc.
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, with a proposed US$28-billion merger with Norfolk Southern Corp.
The principal investors in the refinancing of Tuckamore Capital Management Inc., through the issuance by Tuckamore to the investors, on a private placement basis, of 8.00% Senior Secured Debentures due 2026 in an aggregate principal amount of $176,228,000, as well as the issuance of 10.00% Second Lien Secured Convertible Debentures due 2026 in an aggregate principal amount of $35,000,000.
The Special Committee of Silver Bullion Trust (SBT), with SBT's conversion to an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in partnership with Purpose Investments Inc.
Canadian counsel to Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited, with a $84-billion (implied enterprise value) reorganization and combination of their respective businesses and the separation of their non- property and property businesses into two new Hong Kong-listed companies, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited. The transaction also involved a transfer of approximately 6% percent of the shares of Husky Energy Inc.
The Special Committee of Central GoldTrust, with the Trust's successful defense against a dissident unitholder proposal and subsequent proxy contest.
The Special Committee of Silver Bullion Trust, with the Trust's successful defense against a dissident unitholder meeting requisition and subsequent proxy contest.
Canadian counsel to Regal Beloit Corporation, in the US$1.44-billion world-wide acquisition of the Power Transmission Solutions business of Emerson Electric Co.
Canadian counsel to Inmarsat plc in the sale of its shares in Skywave Mobile Communications Inc. to Orbcomm Inc. in an arrangement valued at US$130 million.
Canadian counsel to Quad Partners in its Recapitalization of ILSC.
The Audit Committee of Penn West Petroleum Ltd., in a management-initiated, voluntary review of certain accounting practices, and in connection with the restatement of Penn West's previously filed financial statements arising from the review.
Scorpio Mining Corporation, in an application that successfully challenged the nomination by a shareholder of candidates for election at Scorpio's annual meeting.
The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Advantage-Rent-a-Car pursuant to a sale process under Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
The Clay Family, who with Leucadia National Corporation, formed a joint venture, Gauss LLC, to invest US$110 million in a joint venture with Golden Queen Mining Co Ltd. for its Soledad Mountain Project.
Canadian counsel to Osisko in an agreement pursuant to which Yamana and Agnico Eagle jointly acquired 100% of Osisko's issued and outstanding common shares for total consideration of $3.9 billion. The parties reached the Agreement following a hostile bid from Goldcorp Inc.
Canso Investment Counsel, the principal investor and purchaser in the private placement by Xplornet Communications Inc. of $123.0 million of 13.0% unsecured notes due 2021 and $25.0 million of preference shares.
Canadian counsel to Darling International Inc., in its acquisition of all the assets of Rothsay, a division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., for approximately $645 million.
The noteholders of Canadian aviation logistics company Sky-Link Aviation Inc., in a $200-million recapitalization transaction pursuant to a plan of compromise and arrangement under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
Canadian counsel to Mubadala Development Company in its acquisition of all of Global Alumina Corporation's interest in Guinea Alumina Corporation.
The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Melior Resources Inc., in an unsolicited insider bid by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pala Investments Limited.
Invesco Canada Ltd., in its successful effort to remove and replace the majority of the board of directors of Rona Inc.
The MTN Noteholders
(largest creditor group - $1.4 billion) in the $2.4-billion
recapitalization of Yellow Media Inc. pursuant to the Canada Business
Noteholders of OPTI Canada Inc. (OPTI) in
connection with a proposed plan of reorganization, compromise and arrangement
under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Canada
Business Corporations Act providing for the USD $2.15-billion acquisition
of OPTI by a wholly-owned subsidiary CNOOC Limited and, failing that, the USD
$2.15 billion recapitalization of OPTI.
1582956 Alberta Ltd., in its $147-million acquisition of Sun Gro Horticulture Inc. by way
of takeover bid.
Research In Motion Limited, in its $200- million acquisition of QNX Software Systems from Harman International
Research In Motion Limited, in its $150-million acquisition of Certicom Corp.
The Special Committee of
Research In Motion Limited, in the company's management
initiated voluntary review of stock option granting practices and in connection
with the company's settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission and the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The largest bondholder in
the recapitalization of Ainsworth Lumber Co, Ltd.
in its sale of the IPSCO Tubulars business to Evraz for US$4.025
Certain noteholders and backstop parties, in the US$1.2-billion recapitalization transaction of Tembec Inc. and its
subsidiaries by plan of arrangement.
WCE Holdings Inc., the parent
company of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, in the sale of all
shares, totalling $50 million, to Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. by a plan of
Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., in the $2.3-billion sale of all the outstanding shares of the company by way of
plan of arrangement to Canwest, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and EdgeStone
SSAB corporation, in its $9.1-billion
acquisition of Ipsco Inc.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Joint Executive
Committee of the North Bay General Hospital and the Northeast Mental Health
Center, in the alternative financing and procurement transaction
for the North Bay Regional Health Centre, a new co-located acute care hospital
and specialized mental health centre in North Bay, Ontario.
Inc. and Extendicare REIT, in a $1.6-billion reorganization
resulting in the distribution of Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. to Extendicare
shareholders and the conversion of the remaining business of Extendicare into a
Canadian real estate investment trust, Extendicare REIT.
Technologies Inc., in its $10.3-million brokered new issue
offering pursuant to long form prospectus and concurrent Tier 1 listing on the
TSX Venture Exchange.
Senior bondholders of Stelco Inc. (steel), the
largest group of affected creditors, in connection with a $3-billion
reorganization of Stelco under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the
issuance of new senior floating rate notes thereunder.
of ID Biomedical, in the successful blocking of a $1.7-billion
buyout of ID Biomedical by GlaxoSmithKline.
Synenco Energy Inc., in
a $317-million initial public offering of class A voting shares
which included exercise of an over-allotment option.
Committee of SR
Telecom bondholders, in US$39-million secured revolving and term
Hollinger International and the Special Committee of
Hollinger International before the Ontario Securities Commission in its
successful opposition to Ravelston's effort to privatize Hollinger Inc.
Representation of Hollinger International in Ravelston's ensuing insolvency
The Healthcare Infrastructure Company of Canada, the
selected private partner, in the public-private partnership
transaction for the new Brampton Civic Hospital in Brampton,
Thermo Electro Corporation, in its $60-million
acquisition of CRS Robotics Corporation.
Gulf Indonesia Resources
Limited, in its US$330-million going private transaction with
Gulf Canada Resources Limited, in its $9.8-billion cross-border sale to Conoco Inc.
Vivendi, in its
US$34-billion acquisition of The Seagram Company Limited.
Utilities Company, in its US$50-million issuer bid and private