Joel Binder

Joel E. Binder Partner

Representative Work
  • Scotia Capital Inc. and a syndicate of agents in connection with the establishment of a C$600M “at-the-market” equity program for Emera Incorporated.
  • Cara Operations Limited in its acquisitions of Group St-Hubert, Original Joe’s Franchise Group Inc. and New York Fries.
  • U.S. private equity fund Sentinel Capital Partners in its acquisitions of Altima Dental Centres, The Luminaires Group and Hollander Sleep Products and in connection with its sale of Spinrite Yarn.
  • Aston Hill Financial Inc. in connection with is merger with Front Street Capital to create LOGiQ Asset Management Inc.
  • The underwriters in connection with the C$2.2B equity offering by Emera Inc., proceeds of which were used to fund the US$10.4B acquisition of TECO Energy, and in connection with subsequent bond, MJDS hybrid note and bought deal equity offerings totaling approximately C$6.7B.
  • The underwriters in the C$2.6B sale by Scotiabank of shares of CI Financial Corp.
  • The underwriters in connection with the C$1.8B offering by Fortis Inc. undertaken by way of convertible debentures sold on an installment basis, proceeds of which were used to fund the US$4.3B acquisition of UNS Energy, and in connection with the subsequent C$500M offering of 2.85% senior unsecured notes due December 12, 2023.
  • The sellers in the C$540M sale of Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited to Royal DSM N.V.
  • RioCan REIT in its friendly C$4.6B offer to acquire Primaris REIT’s retail portfolio together with KingSett Capital and H&R REIT.
  • The underwriters in connection with a C$1.8B offering by Empire Company Limited/Sobeys undertaken by way of subscription receipts, proceeds of which were used to partially fund the C$6.4B acquisition of Safeway Canada.
  • Numerous investment fund managers including Scotia Managed Companies Administration Inc., Brompton Limited, Excel Funds Management Limited, Aston Hill Asset Management Inc., Cygnus Investment Partners and Faircourt Asset Management Inc. as well as various investment dealers in connection with public offerings of investment funds including closed end funds, split shares companies and other structured products.