Recent Work
  • Airbus SE, as lead counsel, in its partnership with Bombardier Inc. and Investissement Québec on the C Series aircraft programme.
  • The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., a Canadian leader in retail pharmacy, in its proposed C$4.5B combination with Metro Inc. by way of three-cornered amalgamation.
  • AltaGas Ltd. in its proposed C$8.4B cross-border acquisition of WGL Holdings, Inc., including related financing, consisting of a US$4.95B bridge facility, a C$2.1B bought deal public offering of subscription receipts and a concurrent C$400M private placement of subscription receipts to OMERS.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in its US$36B proposed merger of equals by way of a plan of arrangement with Agrium Inc.
  • Lowe's Companies in its C$3.2B friendly acquisition of Rona Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).
  • DH Corporation, as counsel, in its cross-border acquisition by Vista Equity Partners for a total enterprise value of approximately C$4.8B.
  • 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.
  • Desjardins Financial Corporation Inc. in its C$775M sale of Western Life Assurance Company and Western Financial Group Inc. to Trimont Financial Ltd., a subsidiary of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.
  • 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.
  • Marriott International, Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its US$13B acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
  • Apax Partners, as Canadian counsel, in its C$1.1B acquisition of Garda World Security Corporation.
  • SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc. in its C$200M sale to a subsidiary of Just Eat plc.
  • 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.
  • Vail Resorts, Inc. in its C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc.
  • Starwood Capital Group, as Canadian counsel, in its US$2.85B acquisition of the subsidiaries and assets of Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust.
  • American Industrial Partners and certain other investors, as Canadian counsel, in their acquisition, directly or indirectly, of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Canam Group Inc. for an enterprise value of approximately C$875M.
  • BWX Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition by its subsidiary, BWXT Canada Ltd., of all the shares of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.
  • Cara Operations Limited in its C$537M acquisition of Groupe St-Hubert Inc.
  • 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.
  • Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Power Assets Holdings Limited in their C$1.7B acquisition of a 65% indirect ownership interest in select heavy oil pipeline and storage assets from Husky Energy in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and related joint venture, financing and commercial arrangements.
  • Endeavour Mining Corporation in its C$226M acquisition of True Gold Mining Inc.
  • Seven Generations Energy Ltd. in its C$2B acquisition of petroleum and natural gas assets from Paramount Resources Ltd. and concurrent bought-deal public offering of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$750M.