John Lorito

John G. Lorito Partner

Representative Work
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its C$3B acquisition of an additional 10.01% interest in 407 International Inc. from SNC-Lavalin.
  • Elad US Holding in its C$680M acquisition of Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust and related financings.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its C$1B acquisition of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc.
  • Dell EMC as Canadian counsel in the sale of its enterprise content division to OpenText Corp. for US$1.6B.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aritzia Inc. in connection with its C$460M initial public offering of subordinate voting shares.
  • PWC Capital Inc. and VersaBank as transaction counsel in connection with their merger by way of an amalgamation.
  • Cara Operations Limited in connection with its C$93M acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Original Joe's Franchise Group Inc.
  • Sentinel Capital Partners, L.L.C. in its acquisition of The Luminaires.
  • Probe Metals Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Adventure Gold Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement with an implied total equity value of approximately C$22.8M.
  • Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. in its acquisition of AdGear Technologies Inc.
  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and its Canadian subsidiary, Scotts Canada Ltd., in connection with the acquisition of the Acadian Peat Moss business.
  • Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. in its recapitalization by way of a go-private transaction for an aggregate amount of C$351M.
  • Nevsun Resources Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Reservoir Minerals Inc. for approximately US$400M and concurrent funding transaction for a 19.99% interest in Reservoir and loan to Reservoir in an aggregate amount of US$135M.
  • RBC in connection with the sale of its home and auto insurance underwriting business (RBC General Insurance Company) to Aviva Canada for C$582M and the entering into of a 15-year home and auto insurance distribution partnership with Aviva Canada.