Recent Work
  • AltaGas Ltd. in its C$8.4B cross-border acquisition of WGL Holdings, Inc., including related financing, consisting of a US$4.95B bridge facility, a C$2.1B bought deal public offering of subscription receipts and a concurrent C$400M private placement of subscription receipts to OMERS.
  • Colas Canada Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Colas SA, in its acquisition of Miller McAsphalt Corporation.
  • The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., a Canadian leader in retail pharmacy, in its C$4.5B combination with Metro Inc. by way of three-cornered amalgamation.
  • Centrica plc in the C$722M acquisition of its Canadian oil and gas exploration and production business by Canlin Energy Corporation, a consortium of two Hong Kong-based companies, MIE Holdings Corp. and Can-China Global Resource Fund, and Geneva-based Mercuria Energy Group.
  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), as Canadian counsel, in its sale of its 50% interest in Autopista Central de Chile, a Santiago-based toll road infrastructure asset, on behalf of certain of AIMCo’s clients, to Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. for €948M (approximately C$1.5B).
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its C$1B acquisition of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc.
  • The partners (other than the founder Mr. Stephen Jarislowsky) in connection with the C$950M acquisition by Scotiabank of Jarislowsky, Fraser Ltd, one of Canada's leading independent investment firms.
  • IPL Plastics, in connection with an Irish Scheme of Arrangement that established a new holding company in Canada and the concurrent initial public offering of common shares. 
  • Aimbridge Hospitality, as counsel, in its acquisition of O’Neill Hotels & Resorts Whistler Ltd., operator of The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, British Columbia.
  • Legado Capital in its acquisition of Kivuto Solutions Inc. representing the largest ever Search Fund acquisition in Canada.
  • Boralex Inc. in the acquisition of Invenergy Renewables LLC’s interests in five Québec wind farms.
  • Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. in respect of its statutory plan of arrangement whereby all its shares were acquired by a corporation, 2517835 Ontario Inc., owned by Slaight Communications Inc., Obelysk Media Inc. and Sirius XM Radio Inc.
  • The shareholders of Bento Sushi in the C$100M sale of Bento to Yo! Sushi.
  • Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in the acquisition of all of its outstanding shares by BCE Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement for approximately C$3.9B.
  • Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. in its acquisition by Waste Connections, Inc. in a C$13B all-stock business combination effected by way of a reverse merger.
  • Cheung Kong Property Holdings in its C$2.8B acquisition of Reliance Home Comfort from Alinda Capital Partners.
  • Sprott Asset Management in its hostile takeover bids to acquire all of the outstanding units of Central GoldTrust for C$1B, and Silver Bullion Trust for C$62M.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.
  • TransCanada Pipelines Limited, as special tax counsel, in connection with the issuance by TransCanada Trust of US$1.2B of trust notes due 2076.
  • An investor group led by J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC and affiliates, and Värde Partners, as Canadian counsel, in their acquisition of CitiFinancial Canada, Inc.