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.

In 2018, David completed a six-month secondment in the legal department of one of the Firm's public issuer clients, where he worked on a variety of corporate, securities and regulatory matters.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent examples of David's experience include:

Strategic Transactions

  • Acted for Power Financial Corporation on its C$1.65-billion repurchase and cancellation of common shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering into Great-West Lifeco Inc.’s C$2-billion substantial issuer bid, and Power Corporation of Canada on its C$1.35-billion repurchase and cancellation of subordinate voting shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering of common shares into Power Financial Corporation’s substantial issuer bid

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 Genworth MI Canada Inc. in connection with its C$100-million public offering of debentures

  • Acted for the syndicate of underwriters and agents in connection with the public and private offerings of common shares of Source Energy Services Ltd. for gross aggregate proceeds of C$93.8-million

  • Acted for a senior U.S. public issuer in connection with its C$2.5-billion maple bond offering

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Corporate Governance, July 12, 2019.
Blakes Bulletin on Corporate Governance, July 4, 2019.
Blakes Bulletin on Mergers & Acquisitions, February 6, 2019.
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