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Lauren Leahy

Lauren Leahy
Lauren Leahy (she, her, hers) Associate | Toronto
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Recent representative experience includes acting as counsel to:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Sagen MI Canada Inc. (formerly Genworth MI Canada Inc.) on its C$1.6-billion acquisition by Brookfield Business Partners L.P.

  • Deciem Beauty Group Inc. on the agreement by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. to increase its investment to approximately 76% from 26% at a current enterprise valuation of approximately US$2.2-billion and to purchase the remaining interests after a three-year period

  • Great Hill Partners in connection with its acquisition of VersaPay Corporation for approximately C$125-million

  • Cronos Group Inc. in connection with the C$2.4-billion strategic equity investment by Altria Group, Inc.

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

  • 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 takeover bid and subsequent compulsory acquisition which valued the issuer’s enterprise value at C$14.5-million

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

Private Equity Funds

  • Disruption Ventures Limited Partnership in connection with its launch of a women-focused venture fund, the first private female-founded venture capital fund for women entrepreneurs, and its initial raise of C$13-million

  • Various internationally based private equity funds in connection with marketing and sales in Canada

Equity and Debt Financings

  • Pet Valu Holdings Ltd., a portfolio company of Roark Capital, in connection with its initial public offering

  • Carribean Utilities Company, Ltd. in connection with its US$47.6-million offering of rights to acquire Class A Ordinary shares

  • Great-West Lifeco Inc. in connection with its public offerings of C$1.5-billion principal amount of 3.60% limited recourse capital notes, C$500-million principal amount of 2.981 per cent debentures due July 2050, C$600-million principal amount of 2.379 per cent debentures due May 2030, C$500-million principal amount of 3.337 per cent debentures due February 2028 and 8,000,000 First Preferred Shares, Series T for gross proceeds of C$200-million

  • The dealers in connection with First Quantum Minerals' issuance of US$750-million of senior notes

  • Genworth MI Canada Inc. in connection with its C$300-million public offering of debentures

  • goeasy Inc. in connection with its US$550-million offering of senior unsecured notes

  • A Canadian financial institution in connection with multiple public offerings of preferred shares, subordinated debentures, and senior notes pursuant to the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system under its base shelf prospectuses

  • Syndicate of agents in connection with Fax Capital Corp.’s public offering of units and concurrent private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of C$190-million

  • Syndicate of underwriters in connection with the establishment of the Ontario Power Generation Inc. C$4-billion medium term note program under a base shelf prospectus, public offerings of notes and green bonds

  • Aecon Group Inc. in connection with its public offering of C$184-million of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures

  • Cronos Group Inc. on public offerings of common shares aggregating more than C$140-million, including the first multi-jurisdictional disclosure system offering by a cannabis issuer

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2016
J.D. Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University - 2015
B.A. Bioethics (Hon.), University of Toronto - 2011
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