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Norbert Knutel

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Recent representative work includes:

Structured Products

  • Investment fund managers and dealers in connection with public offerings of investment funds including closed end funds, split shares companies and other structured products

  • Various SPACs including most recently Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. and Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp., NextPoint Acquisition Corp. and Choice Consolidation Corp. on their initial public offerings 

  • Canadian funds including hedge funds and alternative funds in structuring and creation of Canadian feeder/master fund structures

  • Asset managers with respect to innovative products including in the crypto, blockchain and other digital asset sectors

Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations

  • Subversives Capital Acquisition Corp. (now TPCO Holding Corp.) on its acquisition of CMG Partners, Inc. (Caliva) and Left Coast Ventures, Inc. (LCV) and partnership with Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Roc Nation

  • Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. on its proposed acquisition of Vintage Estates Wines, Inc. and listing on Nasdaq

  • Canaccord Genuity Growth Corp. on its acquisition of Columbia Care Inc. valued at US$1.35-billion

  • Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited in connection with its business combination with Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation

  • Compañia Española de Petroleos, S.A.U. (CEPSA) and Strategic Resources (Global) Limited on their acquisition of Coastal Energy Company valued at C$2.3-billion
Awards & Recognition

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Private Equity: Fund Formation - Nationwide - Canada)

Professional Activities

Norbert is actively engaged in the funds industry and is a member of the Legal and Finance Committee of The Alternative Investment Management Association Canada (AIMA).  He also sits as a participant on the Legal and Compliance Issues Working Group of The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC).

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: AIMA Regulatory Deep Dive Programme
    Canada Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 21, 2020.
  • Speaker: AIMA Canada 2019 Handbook Launch Event: Report on the Canadian Alternative Investment Landscape
    Scotiabank Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario, October 3, 2019.
  • Speaker: Leverage, Liquidity & Regulatory Guidance for Canadian Markets & Funds
    AIMA Canada, Toronto, Ontario, April 24, 2019.
  • Speaker: Securities Law Update
    Association of Corporate Counsel (Ontario) 5th Annual Securities Law Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, October 18, 2018.
  • Co-speaker: Marketing and Branding, Cannabis Summit 2018
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, May 17, 2018.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: SPACs were all the rage in U.S. investing this year. Could the trend return to Canada in 2021?
    Financial Post, Toronto, December 30, 2020.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2007
LL.B., Queen's University - 2006
B.A., University of Toronto - 2002
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