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Evan Schmid

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Recent representative matters include advising:

Mergers & Acquisition

  • Vistra Energy as Canadian counsel on its US$378-million acquisition of all of the assets of Crius Energy Trust Advising CID Capital

  • CID Capital on its acquisition of Giftcraft, a provider of fashion, decor, giftware, health, wellness and gourmet consumer products

  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. on its acquisition of Atoka Cranberries Inc. from The Bieler Group

  • Lavazza S.p.A. on its 80% acquisition of Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd. from Swander Pace Capital

  • Cronos Group Inc. on its US$300-million acquisition of Redwood Holding Group, LLC

  • L Catterton Management Company LLC in its significant strategic investment in Dental Corporation of Canada Holdings, Inc., the largest network of general and specialist dental clinics in Canada

  • BlueCat Networks, Inc. on its sale to Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

  • JCF Capital ULC in connection with its acquisition of the former Trump Tower, Toronto, a mixed hotel/residential condominium

Capital Markets

  • The dealers in connection with the establishment of Ontario Power Generation Inc.'s C$2-billion medium term note program

  • WPT Industrial REIT in connection with its bought deal treasury and secondary offerings and private placement of REIT units totaling US$200-million from July 2016 to June 2017

  • A syndicate of underwriters led by TD Securities, JPMorgan and Citi in connection with Air Canada's public offering of C$500-million of voting shares and US$650-million of convertible senior notes

  • BMO Capital Markets Corp. and a syndicate of initial purchasers on a private placement offering by Aurora Cannabis Inc. of US$345-million of 5.5% convertible senior notes due 2024

Awards & Recognition

Evan is recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 - Ones to Watch (Tax).

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2014
JD, Osgoode Hall Law School – 2013
BSc, Dalhousie University – 2010
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