Steven Bennett

Steven D. Bennett Partner

Representative Work
  • Randgold Resources Limited, as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition by Barrick Gold Corp. in a US$18.3B all share deal.
  • Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. with numeorus transactions, including its publicly announced C$115M acquisition of Highlands Pacific Limited, its acquisition of a US$300M cobalt stream from Vale S.A.’s Voisey’s Bay mine, its C$97M and C$300M public offerings and C$200M private placement offering, and several other royalty acquisitions.
  • 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.
  • Tacora Resources Inc. in connection with its private equity financings and term/infrastructure loan facilities to acquire and restart the historic Wabush/Scully iron ore mine in Labrador, Canada.
  • DH Corporation, as counsel, in its cross-border acquisition by Vista Equity Partners for a total enterprise value of approximately C$4.8B.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in connection with its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement and Centerra’s related C$195M bought deal prospectus offering of subscription receipts, new US$325M credit facilities and stream amendment transactions with Royal Gold, Inc.
  • Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. in connection with its C$560M sale of a 49.5% interest in its Kamoa Copper Project, Democratic Republic of Congo, to China-based Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd., and the concurrent execution of a shareholder, governance and option agreement between Ivanhoe and Zijin in respect of the development of the Kamoa Copper Project.
  • Altius Minerals Corporation in connection with its US$78M acquisition of a copper stream from the Chapada Mine from Yamana Gold Inc.
  • The underwriters for Mogo Finance Technology Inc.’s C$50M initial public offering of common shares.
  • OceanaGold Corporation in connection with its C$856M acquisition of Romarco Minerals Inc.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in connection with its $300M acquisition of a 50% interest in a joint venture limited partnership formed with Premier Gold Mines Limited in respect of Premier's Trans-Canada Project in Northern Ontario.
  • Altius Minerals Corporation in connection with its C$460M acquisition, alongside Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC and other private parties, of the coal and potash royalty business of Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sherritt International Corporation, and C$42M acquisition of the Carbon Development Partnership, from Sherritt and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, in conjunction with Sherritt’s concurrent C$465M sale of all of its prairie and mountain coal mining operations to Westmoreland Coal Company.
  • Hochschild Mining plc in connection with its US$280M acquisition of International Minerals Corporation and the concurrent spin-out by International Minerals of Chaparral Gold Corp.
  • European Goldfields Limited in its C$2.5B sale to Eldorado Gold Corporation.
  • The underwriters for Ivanplats Limited (now Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.)’s C$305.7M initial public offering of Class A common shares and listing on the TSX.
  • Teranga Gold Corporation and Mineral Deposits Limited with respect to a C$600M spin off of gold assets from Mineral Deposits and C$136M initial public offering of Teranga.