John Ciardullo

John Ciardullo Partner

Representative Work
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.
  • Sprott Asset Management in its unsolicited bids for Central GoldTrust and Silver Bullion Trust, and in its Proxy Contest to collapse the dual class structure of Central Fund of Canada Limited, and change its Board and Administrator.
  • 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.
  • Osisko Mining Corp. in its defence of the hostile take-over bid by Goldcorp Inc.
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its US$2.9B acquisition of Saks Incorporated.
  • China National Offshore Oil Company in its US$19.5B cash acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc., including the assumption of debt.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its defence of BHP Billiton's US$38.6B unsolicited take-over bid.
  • Vale S.A. in connection with its C$19.9B unsolicited take-over bid for Inco Limited.
  • Kinross Gold’s C$7.1B acquisition of Red Back Mining.
  • Essar Global Limited in its C$1.85B acquisition of Algoma Steel Inc.
  • ConAgra Foods in its acquisition of Del Monte Canada Inc.
  • Vector Aerospace Corporation in its C$625M sale to Eurocopter Holding, a subsidiary of EADS.
  • Bema Gold Corporation in connection with its US$3.1B acquisition by Kinross Gold Corporation.
  • CIP Group’s acquisition of Stratos Global Corporation.
  • Dover Industries Limited in connection with its acquisition by Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited.
  • Adastra Minerals in its defence of the unsolicited take-over bid by First Quantum Minerals.
  • Gold Fields Ltd. in its acquisition of Bolivar Gold Corp. and the accompanying securities litigation involving Scion Capital LLC.
  • Vincor’s successful defence of the Constellation Brands unsolicited take-over bid and the subsequent negotiated transaction.
  • Creo Inc. in its US$988M sale to Eastman Kodak Company.
  • The privatization transactions involving Magna International Inc. and its former public subsidiaries Decoma International, Tesma International and Intier Automotive.
  • The related-party transactions involving Magna Entertainment Corp. and MI Developments Inc.
  • The acquirer in the going-private transaction involving Cara Operations Limited.
  • AT Plastics and Acetex Corp. in their merger.
  • Issuers and activist shareholders in numerous proxy contests and contested meetings including those involving Biovail Corporation, Creo Inc., Vector Aerospace, AMR Technologies, Leitch Technology, RX Exploration, Tri-North Capital and Dexit.
  • Issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in a variety of corporate finance transactions including counsel to the Government of Canada in the sale of its equity stake in Petro-Canada (at the time, the largest equity offering in Canadian history) and counsel to Centerra Gold in the C$900M secondary offering by Cameco Corp.