Recent Work
  • Randgold Resources Limited, as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition by Barrick Gold Corp. in a US$18.3B all share deal.
  • Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. in its C$723M strategic investment from leading Chinese SOE, CITIC Metal Co. Ltd.
  • Nexa Resources S.A. and Votorantim S.A. in the cross-border IPO of common shares of Nexa Resources on the TSX and NYSE for aggregate gross proceeds to Nexa Resources and Votorantim of C$728M. The offering represents the third largest mining company initial public offering in TSX history and the largest mining IPO of a Latin American focused company on the TSX.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B merger with Agrium Inc. to form Nutrien Ltd., the largest crop nutrient company in the world.
  • Primero Mining Corp. in connection with the acquisition of all its issued and outstanding shares by First Majestic Silver Corp.
  • An underwriting syndicate led by National Bank Financial Inc. in connection with the C$45M bought deal private placement of common shares of Mason Graphite Inc.
  • Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation in a C$170M business combination with Rio2 Limited.
  • Orion Mine Finance in its C$537M acquisition of Dalradian Resources Inc.
  • Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd in its C$50M private placement in Victoria Gold Corp. and C$98M acquisition of a 5% NSR Royalty on Victoria’s Dublin Gulch property as part of a construction financing package totaling approximately C$505M in aggregate.
  • Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. in connection with its acquisition of a stream over 55.0% and 27.5% of Highlands Pacific Limited’s attributable share of cobalt and nickel production from the Ramu Nickel-Cobalt Mine, located in Papua New Guinea, in exchange for US$113M upfront deposit and ongoing fixed payments of US$4 per pound of cobalt and US$1 per pound of nickel.
  • Two major shareholders, Robert and Eric Friedland of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd., in the acquisition of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. by De Beers Canada Inc. for C$107M.
  • AuRico Metals Inc. in the sale of 100% of its future silver production at its Kemess project to Triple Flag Mining Finance Bermuda Ltd.
  • Lithium X Energy Corp. in its C$265M acquisition by NextView New Energy Lion Hong Kong Limited.
  • Teranga Gold Corporation in its secured development finance facility to be used in part towards funding the development of the Wahgnion Gold Project in Burkina Faso.
  • Endeavour Mining, as Canadian counsel, in its US$122M acquisition of Avnel Mining.
  • Tacora Resources Inc. and MagGlobal LLC in (i) Tacora’s acquisition of all of the assets of the Wabush/Scully iron ore mine located in Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador (ii) concurrent equity investment in Tacora by Proterra Investment Partners and MagGlobal LLC and (iii) negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement with the United Steel Workers and entered into a long-term iron ore offtake agreement with Cargill.
  • Clean TeQ Holdings Limited in its A$150M underwritten offering of shares and concurrent share purchase plan. (ASX listed)
  • Avesoro Resources Inc. in its acquisition of the Youga and Balogo mines from its controlling shareholder and accompanying private placement to raise a portion of the consideration. 
  • Adriana Resources Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its business combination with Sprott Resource Corp.
  • The syndicate of banks led by Credit Suisse, as Canadian counsel, with Scotiabank acting as joint book-running manager, in the offering by Mountain Province Diamonds of US$330M aggregate principal amount of 8.0% senior secured second lien notes.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.