David Masse

David Massé Partner

Representative Work
  • Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Triple Flag Mining Finance Bermuda Ltd., Albion Exploration Fund, LLC and Washington State Investment Board, in connection with amendments to a streaming arrangement with Stornoway Diamond Corporation with respect to the Renard diamond mine in Northern Québec.

  • Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd in its acquisition of an additional net smelter return royalty over the Cariboo Gold Project of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd., having the effect of increasing Osisko's existing royalty to a total of 4% of production for an aggregate investment of C$57.5M.

  • Vail Resorts, Inc. in its C$1.4B acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc.
  • Speyside Equity in connection with its acquisition of TSX-listed Opta Minerals Inc.
  • News Corp., in the acquisition by its subsidiary, HarperCollins Publishers, of Harlequin Enterprises Limited from Torstar Corporation for approximately C$455M.
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. in its take-over bid for all of the shares of Afexa Life Sciences Inc.
  • George N. Gillett in his sale of the Montréal Canadiens NHL team to a consortium led by the Molson family.
  • ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. in its plan of arrangement pursuant to which approximately C$2B of units of Aeroplan Income Fund and Jazz Air Income Fund were distributed to the shareholders of ACE Aviation.
  • Endeavour Mining Corporation in its C$240M acquisition of True Gold Mining Inc. (Burkina Faso) and its acquisition of the Ity gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire and related strategic alliance with La Mancha Holding.
  • Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. in its C$560M sale of 49.5% of its stake in the Kamoa Copper Mining Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo to China-based Zijin Mining Group.
  • Yorbeau Resources Inc. in its option agreement with Kinross Gold Corporation over the Rouyn gold property.
  • Osisko Mining Corporation in the defense of Goldcorp Inc.’s hostile take-over bid and the C$3.9B sale to white knights Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited.
  • Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd in its C$50M private placement in Victoria Gold Corp. and C$98M acquisition of a 5% NSR Royalty on Victoria’s Dublin Gulch property as part of a construction financing package totaling approximately C$505M in aggregate.
  • Nikanor plc in its US$3.3B merger with Katanga Mining Limited to bring together their adjacent copper and cobalt projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Recapitalization by Catalyst Paper Corporation of its Senior Secured Term Notes and related privatization.
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its US$85M strategic investment in preferred shares of SunOpta Inc. (TSX).
  • Counsel to the underwriters of Boralex Inc. in several bought deal public offerings.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in Bombardier Inc.’s C$1.1B public offering of subordinate voting shares.
  • Air Canada’s $714.5M financing of Boeing 777s through the first EETC aircraft financing in Canada.
  • Initial public offering of Air Canada for gross proceeds of C$525M, the largest Canadian corporate IPO in 2006.