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Evan Straight

Evan Straight
Evan Straight Associate | Vancouver
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Recent representative transactions include acting as counsel to:

Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

  • IAA, Inc. in connection with its proposed acquisition by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated for US$7.3-billion

  • Sierra Wireless, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Semtech Corporation for US$1.2-billion

  • Capstone Mining Corp. in connection with its C$1.1-billion business combination with Mantos Copper

  • Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. on its proposed US$1.2-billion acquisition of BitGo, a cryptocurrency financial services firm, and related reorganization and redomiciliation to the U.S., as well as a related party transaction

  • G Mining Ventures Corp. in connection with its acquisition of the Tocantinzinho Gold Project from Eldorado Gold Corporation and its concurrent C$71-million financing

  • The Stars Group Inc. in connection with its US$15-billion enterprise value merger of equals with Flutter Entertainment Inc., one of the largest transactions in Canada in 2019

  • Private equity sponsors on recent Canadian investment and acquisition transactions, including Energy Capital Partners, American Securities, Providence Equity, Blue Sea Capital and FTV Capital

  • Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. in connection with its separate acquisitions of Vision Hill Group, a digital asset management firm, DrawBridge Lending, a cryptocurrency trading firm and Blue Fire Capital, a cryptocurrency trading firm

  • KIK Custom Products Inc. on the sale of its personal care business to Voyant Beauty, LLC

  • Capstone Mining Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Korea Chile Mining Corporation's 30% ownership interest in Santo Domingo

  • CRH Medical Corporation with its acquisition by Well Health Technologies Corp. in a deal valued at US$372.9-million

  • Vaco on its acquisition of Prodigy Bank, a specialized recruitment and technology consulting company

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan on its equity partnership with IFM Investors and British Columbia Investment Management in GCT Global Container Terminals

  • NOVAGOLD Resources Inc. in connection with its sale of a 50% interest in the Galore Creek Partnership to a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation for a staged and contingent aggregate consideration of up to of US$275-million 

Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

  • Galaxy Digital Holdings LP in connection with its US$500-million offering of exchangeable senior notes

  • Think Research Corporation in connection with its qualifying transaction by way of plan of arrangement between AIM4 Ventures Inc. and TRC Management Holdings Corp. and, among other things, the concurrent subscription receipt financing of approximately C$33-million 

  • Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. in connection with its private investment in public equity financing for total gross proceed of US$50-million

  • Ascot Resources Ltd. in connection with its C$20-million bought deal private placement of common shares

  • Ascot Resources Ltd. in connection with its C$60-million and C$25-million bought deal public offerings of common shares

  • Ascot Resources Ltd. in connection with a US$105-million project financing package, including a convertible credit facility

  • Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. in connection with the reverse takeover by way of plan of arrangement of Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc. by Galaxy Digital LP and First Coin Capital Corp. and the concurrent subscription receipt financing of approximately C$305-million

  • Indochino Apparel Inc. in connection with a strategic investment by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

  • The initial purchasers in connection with First Majestic Silver Corp.'s US$156-million offering of convertible senior notes

  • Zymeworks Inc. in connection with its US$58.5-million initial public offering of common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange

  • The underwriters in connection with Aritzia Inc.'s C$460-million initial public offering by way of secondary offering of subordinate voting shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and C$350-million secondary offering of subordinate voting shares

  • Pretivm Resources Inc. in connection with its US$100-million offering of convertible senior notes

  • The underwriters in connection with the US$800-million and US$550-million offerings of common shares by Silver Wheaton Corp.

  • Pretivm Resources Inc. in connection with its US$129.9-million public offering of common shares

Awards & Recognition

Evan has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Ones to Watch (2022-2023: Securities Law; 2023: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Corporate Law)

Education
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2015
JD, University of British Columbia – 2014
BA, McGill University – 2010
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