Lauren Leahy
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2774

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

Lauren was a summer student at Blakes after her second year of law school and articled with the Firm upon graduation.


Recent examples of Lauren’s experience include acting for:

Capital Markets

  • H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its C$125-million senior unsecured debentures offering

  • A Canadian financial institution in connection with its C$800-million offering of preferred shares (NVCC)

  • The underwriters in connection with a C$175-million subscription receipt offering by Leagold Mining Corporation

Private Equity

  • Atkins Nutritionals, a portfolio company of Roark Capital, in connection with its acquisition of Wellness Foods

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • A private company on its acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares in the capital of a TSXV-listed issuer by way of a supported take-over bid and subsequent compulsory acquisition that put the issuer’s enterprise value at C$14.5-million

  • A TSX-listed oilfield service company in connection with its C$400-million acquisition of another listed issuer, pursuant to a plan of arrangement

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