Stikeman Elliott

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Recent Work

Our selected work includes:

  • Acting for AltaGas Ltd. in its proposed C$8.4B cross-border acquisition of WGL Holdings, Inc., including related financing.

  • Acting as Canadian counsel to Starwood Capital Group in its US$2.85B acquisition of the subsidiaries and assets of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.

  • Acted for Export Development Canada (EDC) in its US$50M "Masala Loan" financing, denominated in rupees, to Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS).

  • Acted for JemPak Corporation in the qualifying acquisition by Acasta Enterprises Inc. of 100% of JemPak, Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership and Stellwagen Group for an enterprise value of C$1.2B.

  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Melrose Industries PLC in its US$2.8B acquisition of Nortek, Inc. by Melrose and Nevada Corp., a newly created wholly owned subsidiary of Melrose.

  • Acted for TorQuest Partners Inc. in its acquisition of majority control of Polycor, Inc., as part of its merger with Swenson Granite Company LLC.

  • Acted for Sotawall Inc. in the US$135M sale of substantially all of its assets to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc.

  • Acted for BWXT Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc., in its acquisition of all the shares of the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. joint venture.

  • Acted as Canadian counsel for Maxi Canada, Inc., in its acquisition by Altamont Capital Partners.

  • Acted for SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc. and its shareholders, in its acquisition by a subsidiary of Just Eat plc.

  • Acted for Air Canada in its C$1.25B refinancing transaction, which included a private offering of C$200M of 4.75% senior secured first lien notes due 2023 and a US$1.1B new senior secured credit facility, comprised of a US$800M term loan maturing in 2023 and an undrawn US$300M revolving credit facility expiring in 2021.

  • Acting for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its C$1.03B acquisition of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Constellation Brands, Inc.

  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Marriott International Inc. in its US$13B acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

  • Acting as Canadian counsel to Audax Group in its sale of Laborie Medical Technologies to Patricia Industries, a subsidiary of Investor AB.

  • Acted for Aritzia Inc. in its C$400M initial public offering of subordinate voting shares.

  • Acting for Newmarket Gold Inc. in its merger with Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., creating a new mid-tier gold company with a market capitalization of approximately C$2.4B.

  • Acting for Centerra Gold Inc. in its US$1.1B acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. and related financing transactions.

  • Acting for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B merger of equals with Agrium Inc., by way of a plan of arrangement.

  • Acting as Canadian counsel to Dell EMC in the sale of its enterprise content division to OpenText Corp. for US$1.62B.

  • Acted for Vale S.A. in the sale to Silver Wheaton Corp. of 25% of the gold by-product stream from Vale's Brazilian Salobo copper mine for US$800M and approximately US$23M in option value arising from the re-pricing of certain Silver Wheaton warrants.

  • Acting as Canadian counsel to CST Brands Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. for a total enterprise value of US$4.4B.

  • Acted as Canadian counsel to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with the A$9B acquisition of Asciano Limited (AIO.AX), by a consortium of investors which includes China Investment Corporation, Global Infrastructure Partners, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and Qube Holdings Limited, among others.

  • Acting for Vail Resorts Inc. in connection with its C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

  • Acted for ATB Financial in developing a two-year joint lending program with the Business Development Bank of Canada to provide C$1B in loans to small- and medium-sized businesses in Alberta.

  • Acting for Seven Generations Energy Ltd. in its proposed C$1.9B acquisition of petroleum and natural gas assets in the Montney liquids-rich natural gas play from Paramount Resources Ltd., and the concurrent bought-deal public offering of subscription receipts for C$650M.

  • Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in the refinancing of the Sea-to-Sky Highway public-private partnership project by way of a $556,495,000 bond offering of Sea to Sky Highway Investment Limited Partnership, in Canada, the U.S. and other international jurisdictions.

  • Acting for AIMCo Realty Investors LP in the acquisition by AIMCo and KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund LP of a 50% undivided interest in Scotia Plaza and surrounding assets from Dream Office REIT (D.UN) and H&R REIT (HR.UN).

  • Acted for Teine Energy Ltd. in its $975M acquisition of Viking light oil and heavy oil properties located in South Western Saskatchewan, resulting in the addition 16,300 BOE/day of production to Teine and 410,000 net acres of undeveloped land.

  • Acted for AltaGas Ltd. in its public offering of 14,685,000 Common Shares, on a bought deal basis, for total gross proceeds of approximately C$440M.

  • Acting as Canadian competition counsel to Bayer AG in connection to its US$62B offer to acquire all the shares of Monsanto Company.

  • Acted as Canadian competition/regulatory counsel to Newell Rubbermaid Incorporated in connection with its acquisition of Jarden Corporation for US$15.4B.

  • Acted for Lowe's Companies Inc. in its C$3.2B friendly acquisition of Rona Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).

  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Apollo Global Management LLC in its US$6.93B acquisition of ADT Corporation.

  • Acting for Manitoba Telecom Services Incorporated in connection with the acquisition of all of its outstanding shares by BCE Incorporated by way of a plan of arrangement for approximately C$3.9B.

  • Acting for Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited (CKI) and Power Assets Holdings Limited (PAH) in their C$1.7B acquisition of a 65% indirect ownership interest in select heavy oil pipeline and storage assets from Husky Energy (Husky) in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and related joint venture, financing and commercial arrangements.

  • Acting for Cara Operations Limited in connection with its C$537M acquisition of Groupe St-Hubert Inc.

  • Acted for Horizon Utilities in connection with the merger participation agreement it signed with PowerStream and Enersource and the share purchase agreement for their collective purchase from the Province of Ontario of Hydro One Brampton Networks for C$607M.

  • Acting as Canadian counsel to Alberta Investment Management Corporation as a member of a consortium which includes OMERS, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Wren House Infrastructure Management Limited, and the infrastructure investing arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority, in connection with the £2B acquisition of London City Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners L.P.

  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) in connection with the €948M (C$1.5B) sale of its 50% interest in Autopista Central de Chile, on behalf of certain of AIMCo's clients, to Abertis Infraestructuras S.A.

  • Acted for Sprott Asset Management in its successful hostile takeover bid to acquire all of the outstanding units of Central GoldTrust in exchange for units of Sprott Physical Gold Trust on a net asset value to net asset value basis. The transaction was valued at over C$1B.

  • Acted as Canadian counsel to ACE Limited and The Chubb Corporation in connection with ACE Limited's US$29.5B acquisition of The Chubb Corporation.

  • Acting for Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Waste Connections, Inc. in a C$13B all-stock business combination effected by way of a reverse merger.

  • Acting as Canadian regulatory advisors to Italcementi S.p.A in its €3.7B acquisition by HeidelbergCement AG.

  • Acting as Canadian competition counsel to Allergan plc. in connection with its merger with Pfizer Inc. in a stock transaction valued at US$160B.

  • Acting for Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in its C$465M sale of Allstream to Zayo Group Holdings Inc.

  • Acting for Canexus Corporation in its planned acquisition by Superior Plus Corp. pursuant to a plan of arrangement providing for the issuance of 0.153 Superior shares for each Canexus share, implying a total equity value of C$316M and an enterprise value of C$932M.

  • Acting as Canadian competition counsel to Allergan plc in its US$40.5B sale of Allergan Generics to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

  • Acted for the vendors of Mill Street Brewery in connection with the sale of Mill Street to Labatt.

  • Acting as Canadian counsel to Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. in its acquisition of C.R. Laurence Co., Inc.

  • Acting for Deutsche Bank and the other members of the lending syndicate, as Canadian counsel, in the financing of the Cirque du Soleil acquisition by TPG VII CDS Holdings and Fosun Capital Group.

  • Acting for a syndicate of underwriters in connection with the bought deal secondary offering of 4.00% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of Emera Holdings NS Company, a directly wholly owned subsidiary of Emera Inc., for an aggregate principal amount of C$1.9B.

  • Acting for BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, in its acquisition of all of the shares of Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. for an enterprise value of C$1.1B.

  • Acting for Shred-It International Inc. in its US$2.3B acquisition by Stericycle Inc.