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Norbert Knutel

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Recent representative work includes:

Structured Products

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

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

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

Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations

  • 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

  • Redknee Solutions Inc. in connection with its transaction with and equity investment by ESW Capital, LLC

  • Stellwagen Group on its acquisition by Acasta Enterprises Inc.

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

Professional Appearances
  • 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.
  • Speaker: Navigating the Alternative Funds Landscape
    The Alternative Investment Management Association, Toronto, Ontario, February 28, 2018.
  • Co-speaker: Blakes Cannabis Summit 2018
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montréal, Quebec, February 15, 2018.
  • Co-speaker: Blakes Cannabis Summit 2017
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 3, 2017.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2007
LL.B., Queen's University - 2006
B.A., University of Toronto - 2002
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