Joe's practice focuses on public and private corporate finance transactions and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He also advises Canadian and international companies on a wide range of corporate governance and securities law compliance matters.
Representative transactions include acting as counsel to:
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. in connection with various securities offerings for an aggregate value of over C$5-billion, including offerings of common shares in Canada and the United States, cross-border public offerings of fixed-to-floating hybrid notes, a public offering of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures represented by instalment receipts, and various private placements of debt securities by its subsidiaries
Medexus Pharmaceuticals Inc. in connection with a bought deal public offering of units for aggregate proceeds of approximately C$32.5-million
Sagen MI Canada Inc. in connection with various public securities offerings for an aggregate amount of C$650-million, including two debenture offerings, an offering of preferred shares and an offering of hybrid notes
TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. in connection with a C$40-million marketed public offering of units
The underwriters, in connection with two overnight marketed public offerings of common shares by kneat.com, inc. of C$6.3-million, led by Cormark Securities Inc., and C$12.7-million, led by Cormark Securities Inc. and Canaccord Genuity Corp
The underwriters, led by BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, and Scotia Capital, in connection with a C$50-million public offering of listed senior unsecured debentures by Wajax Corporation
Various internationally based private equity funds in connection with marketing and sales into Canada
The agents, Cormark Securities Inc. and Mackie Research Capital Corporation, in connection with a brokered private placement of C$28-million in subscription receipts by Medexus Pharmaceuticals Inc.
The underwriters, led by RBC Capital Markets and Guggenheim Securities, in connection with a US$150-million private placement of senior secured notes by Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.
Bridging North America General Partnership, a partnership indirectly held by ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Fluor Canada Ltd. and Aecon Concessions, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc., in connection with its private placement of approximately C$446-million in fixed rate senior secured amortizing bonds relating to the C$3.8-billion P3 project to design, construct, finance, operate, maintain and rehabilitate the Gordie Howe International Bridge
The underwriters, led by RBC Capital Markets, CIBC Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets, in connection with a C$1.54-billion public offering of convertible debt of Hydro One Limited
Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations
Sagen MI Canada Inc. in connection with the acquisition by Brookfield Business Partners L.P., together with certain of its affiliates and institutional partners, of all Sagen common shares not already held by Brookfield, for cash consideration of approximately C$1.6-billion
CI Financial Corp. in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in Aligned Capital Partners Inc.
Torstar Corporation in connection with its acquisition by NordStar Capital L.P.
CI Financial Corp. in connection with its acquisition of WisdomTree Asset Management Canada, Inc.
An investment fund manager in connection with the restructuring of its investment in an electronic payment services company
PHI, Inc. in connection with its acquisition, with Don Wall, of HNZ Group Inc. in a transaction valued at C$240-million
Safariland, LLC in connection with its acquisition of body-armour manufacturer Pacific Safety Products Inc. for consideration totaling approximately C$15.4-million
Joe has been recognized as a Rising Star by The Legal 500 Canada 2021 in the area of Capital Markets.
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