David Bristow
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5829

David's practice focuses on a variety of capital markets transactions, including public offerings and private placements of securities, financings, mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including the continuous disclosure obligations of public issuers.

David was a summer student at Blakes after his first and second years of law school and articled with the Firm in 2014/2015. During his articles, he completed a three-month secondment in the legal department of one of the Firm's foreign investment banking clients, where he worked on a variety of corporate, securities and compliance matters.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent examples of David's experience include:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acted for Delek Group Ltd. on its acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares in the capital of Ithaca Energy Inc., not already owned by Delek, by way of a supported takeover bid and subsequent compulsory acquisition which valued Ithaca's enterprise value at C$1.68-billion

  • Advising the Chief Executive Officer of Migao Corporation on his acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares in the capital of Migao, not already owned by him

  • Acted for Capstone Infrastructure Corporation in connection with its friendly C$480-million acquisition by Irving Infrastructure Corp., a subsidiary of iCON Infrastructure Partners III, L.P., by way of a court approved plan of arrangement
  • Acted for Audax Private Equity in connection with its C$245-million acquisition of LifeMark Health Corp. and Viewpoint Medical Assessments

Corporate Finance

  • Acted for the syndicate of agents in connection with the private placement of C$30-million of Collateralized Exchange Listed Notes and concurrent private placement of C$35-million of common shares of Delphi Energy Corp in June 2017

  • Acted for the syndicate of underwriters in connection with the C$46-million bought deal offering of REIT units of Automotive Properties REIT in February 2017

  • Acted for the syndicate of underwriters in connection with the C$200-million offering of 5.875% senior notes of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. in December 2016

  • Acted for the syndicate of underwriters in connection with the C$21-million offering of Collateralized Exchange Listed Notes of Manitok Energy Inc. in October 2016

  • Acted for the syndicate of underwriters in connection with the C$50-million bought deal offering of REIT units of Slate Office REIT in September 2016

  • Acted for the syndicate of underwriters in connection with the C$60-million offering of Collateralized Exchange Listed Notes of Delphi Energy Corp. in June 2016

  • Advised Zeg Oil and Gas Ltd in connection with its private placement investment of US$30 million in Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited in March 2016