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Trevor Simpson

Trevor Simpson
Trevor Simpson Associate | Vancouver
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Recent experience includes:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acting for Agrium Inc. on its US$38-billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

  • Advising Tilray, Inc. in connection with its business combination with Aphria Inc. to create the world's largest global cannabis company based on pro forma revenue, having an implied pro forma equity value of C$5.0-billion (US$3.9-billion)

  • Acting for the Special Committee of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation in its C$3.3-billion acquisition by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc.

  • Advising Tilray, Inc. on its C$419-million acquisition of FHF Holdings Inc., doing business as Manitoba Harvest, the world's largest hemp food manufacturer and a leader in the natural foods industry, by way of a plan of arrangement

  • Advising Absolute Software Corporation on its US$340-million acquisition of NetMotion Software, Inc.

  • Acting for Carillion Canada Inc. in respect of its CCAA restructuring, including in respect of the disposition of its support services operations to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

  • Advising Geru, a Brazilian-based fintech company, in its merger with Rebel, another Brazilian-based fintech company, to create Open Co., a company with a BRL 1.5-billion loan portfolio and a customer base of more than 100,000 people

  • Advising private purchasers in connection with acquisitions of Canadian amateur and professional sports franchises

Corporate Finance

  • Acting for the underwriters in connection with Aritzia Inc.'s C$460-million initial public offering by way of a secondary offering of subordinate voting shares and C$350-million secondary offering of subordinate voting shares

  • Acting for Tilray, Inc. in connection with its US$175-million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares

  • Advising Artemis Gold Inc. in connection with its C$171-million common share equity financing composed of a bought-deal offering of C$115-million and a concurrent non-brokered private placement of C$56-million

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

  • Acting for the underwriters in connection with B2Gold Corp.'s at-the-market offering of up to US$100-million

  • Advising the agents in connection with Calibre Mining Corp.'s C$102.5-million brokered private placement of subscription receipts, completed in connection with Calibre Mining Corp.'s acquisition of B2Gold Corp.'s interest in the El Limon and La Libertad gold mines

  • Advising Absolute Software Corporation in connection with its US$69-million marketed offering of common shares in connection with its listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market

  • Acting for various private equity firms in connection with their financial investments in Canadian-based companies
Awards & Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 - Ones to Watch (Securities Law)


Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2016
J.D., University of British Columbia - 2015
B.A. (Economics, with distinction), Vancouver Island University - 2012

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