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Lauren Leahy

Lauren Leahy
Lauren Leahy Associate | Toronto
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Recent representative experience includes acting as counsel to:

Equity and Debt Financings

  • 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

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

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • 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

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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