Ashley Baker
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3341

Ashley has experience advising public and private companies and financial institutions in the context of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. She also advises boards of directors in connection with ongoing corporate governance and disclosure matters.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • Delta-Q Technologies in connection with its acquisition by ZAPI S.p.A.
  • Romarco Minerals Inc. in connection with its C$856-million acquisition by OceanaGold Corporation
  • Webtech Wireless Inc. on the C$85-million merger of equals with BSM Technologies Inc.
  • Newstrike Capital Inc. in connection with its C$135-million acquisition by Timmins Gold Corp.
  • The underwriters in connection with Silver Wheaton's US$800-million offering of common shares
  • Lundin Gold Inc. (formerly Fortress Mineral Corp.) on its acquisition of the US$240-million Fruta del Norte Gold Project in Ecuador from Kinross Gold Corporation and offering of approximately C$200-Million of subscription receipts which funds were used to fund the acquisition
  • True Gold Mining Inc. on its C$120-million stream financing facility from Franco-Nevada and Sandstorm Gold Ltd. for the construction of a gold mine in Burkina Faso
  • China Blue Chemical Ltd. and Benewood Holdings Corporation Limited through a joint venture company, CBC (Canada) Holding Corp., on its strategic C$32-million equity investment in Western Potash Corp. and subsequent development of the Milestone potash project, which is expected to require in excess of C$3-billion to fund
  • Aurizon Mines Ltd. in connection with the C$750-million hostile take-over bid by Alamos Gold Inc.
  • Catalyst Paper Corporation in connection with its reorganization under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act that resulted in a reduction of its debt by C$390-million, elimination of C$80-million of accrued interest and reduction of its annual interest expense and other cash costs by approximately C$70-million
  • NovaGold Resources Inc. in connection with the spin-out of its wholly owned subsidiary, NovaCopper Inc., to the shareholders of NovaGold; upon spin-out, the market capitalization of NovaCopper was approximately C$202.6-million
  • The Special Committee of Hathor Exploration Limited in connection with the hostile take-over bid by Cameco Corporation, which, after an auction, resulted in a friendly acquisition by Rio Tinto for C$654-million
  • A leading North American fund in connection with its investment in three Canadian resource companies
  • The underwriters on numerous public offerings of equity securities of issuers in the mining and technology spaces
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Ashley was featured in Michael Rappaport's article "Profiles of Success: Junior Associates Winning Kudos Early On" in The 2011 Lexpert Student and Associate Recruitment Guide. The article highlights junior associates and "the skills and aptitudes required to succeed on Bay Street and beyond."