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Raul Olaeriu
Raul Olaeriu (he, him, his) Associate | Toronto

About Raul

Raul's practice focuses on a variety of capital markets transactions, including public offerings and private placements of securities, financings and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including the continuous disclosure obligations of public issuers.

Raul joined Blakes as a first-year summer student and subsequently articled with the Firm.

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Capital Markets

  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. in connection with:

    • A US$1.15-billion cross-border public offering of equity units

    • Its US$500-million cross-border public "at-the-market" common share offering

    • Three public offerings of common shares aggregating approximately C$1.5-billion

    • Two public offerings of fixed-to-fixed hybrid notes aggregating approximately US$1.05-billion

  • Intact Financial Corporation on its offering of US$500-million of senior unsecured notes

  • The underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of Canaccord Genuity G Ventures Corp.

  • The underwriters in connection with Choice Properties REIT's public offering of units for C$350-million

  • A 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

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • BlackRock Infrastructure in connection with its acquisition of Environmental 360 Solutions

  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GCM Mining Corp. on its related party privatization of Aris Gold Corporation

  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board on their C$1.7-billion acquisition of AltaGas Canada Inc. 

  • Subversive 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 acquisition of Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. with an enterprise value of US$690-million and listing on Nasdaq


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2018
JD (Bronze Medalist), University of Toronto – 2017
BBA (With Distinction), Schulich School of Business, York University – 2014

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