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Brendan D. Reay

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Representative transactions include acting for:

Corporate Finance

  • CI Financial Corp. on its shelf prospectus and issuance of C$450 million of 2.645% Debentures due 2020

  • The underwriters, led by RBC Capital Markets and Scotia Capital Inc., on the C$1.8-billion initial public offering of common shares of Hydro One Limited

  • Pattern Energy Group Inc. and a selling shareholder on the US$350-million initial public offering of Class A common shares of Pattern and four follow-on offerings of Class A common shares and convertible notes in the United States and Canada raising proceeds of over US$1.2-billion

  • TransCanada PipeLines Limited and TransCanada Trust on the US$750-million offering in the United States of hybrid notes by TransCanada Trust

  • Granite Real Estate Investment Trust on the C$250-million offering of senior unsecured debentures by Granite REIT Holdings Limited Partnership

  • The underwriters on the Canada/U.S. cross-border public offerings of US$130-million of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures and US$68.5-million of common shares by Atlantic Power Corporation

  • A syndicate of investment dealers in connection with the renewal of a C$3-billion shelf prospectus for the offering of medium term notes by Hydro One Inc., and numerous issuances of notes

  • Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc. and its affiliates on two issues of cumulative five-year rate reset preferred shares raising gross proceeds of over C$400-million

Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate Reorganization

  • Bell Aliant Inc. and Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc., and the special committee of the board of directors of each, on BCE Inc.'s C$4-billion privatization of Bell Aliant, and Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership on its C$2.3-billion exchange of medium term notes

  • Granite Real Estate Inc. and Granite Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the conversion of Granite's corporate structure from a corporation to a stapled unit real estate investment trust structure

  • Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund and its affiliates in connection with the conversion of the fund from an income trust to a corporation, Bell Aliant Inc.

  • CI Financial Income Fund on its conversion from an income trust to a corporation, CI Financial Corp.

  • DataMirror Corporation in connection with its acquisition by IBM Corporation by plan of arrangement

Corporate Advisory

  • A significant Canadian equipment finance company in the establishment, acquisition and restructuring of securitized equipment lease and loan portfolios

  • Genworth MI Canada Inc. in connection with its "Dutch auction" substantial issuer bid to repurchase up to C$325-million of its common shares

  • Public company clients DataMirror Corporation and Envoy Communications Group Inc. in connection with substantial issuer bid transactions

Awards & Recognition

Brendan has been recognized in the following publications:

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms – 2021 Edition (M&A)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 (Capital Markets – Recommended)

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 (Corporate Finance and Securities – Repeatedly Recommended)


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1995
LLB (Gold Medallist), University of Ottawa – 1993
BA (Hon.), University of Western Ontario – 1990

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