Alex MacMillan
Associate | New York
New York: 212-893-8141

Alex's practice focuses on domestic and international capital markets transactions, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, financings, and mergers and acquisitions.

He also advises clients on corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including the continuous disclosure obligations of public issuers.

Alex also has experience in the structuring, development and establishment of retail structured products where he has acted for both issuers and agents.

Alex was a summer student at Blakes after his second year of law school and articled with the Firm upon graduation. Prior to law school, he worked as an analyst at a boutique investment bank in Ottawa.


Recent representative transactions include advising:

M&A and Private Equity

  • Washington Companies in connection with its C$1.5-billion acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation and related debt financings

  • Kinross Gold Corporation on the sale of its 25 per cent interest in the Cerro Casale project and 100 per cent interest in the Quebrada Seca project to Goldcorp Inc. for consideration including US$300-million in cash

  • Canadian counsel to Warburg Pincus LLC on recent Canadian investment and acquisition transactions

  • Redknee Solutions Inc. on the equity investment of US$83.2-million by ESW Capital, LLC

  • The Special Committee of Amaya Inc. in connection with a proposed going-private transaction and related matters

  • Sprott Resource Corp. in connection with its business combination with Adriana Resources Inc.

Capital Markets

  • A Schedule I Canadian bank client with respect to its Canada/U.S. multi-jurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS) public offerings which to date total approximately US$5-billion under the MJDS platform

  • The underwriters in connection with a C$130-million offering of common shares of Guyana Goldfields Inc.

  • Special purpose acquisition corporations (SPACs) including advising on initial public offerings of Canadian SPACs

  • Various investment fund managers and dealers in connection with offerings of closed and open end funds covering a wide array of domestic and international asset classes and structures

  • Pattern Energy Group in connection with its U.S./Canada cross-border public offerings

  • MBARC Credit Canada Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation, in completing offerings from 2014 to 2017 totaling approximately $1.7 billion, of asset-backed notes collateralized by a pool of retail auto lease contracts and the related new and used vehicles