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Joe Zed

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Representative transactions include acting as counsel to:

Capital Markets

  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. in connection with various securities offerings for an aggregate value of over C$6-billion, including offerings in Canada and the United States of hybrid notes, convertible debentures represented by instalment receipts, equity notes, and various private placements of debt securities by its subsidiaries

  • Medexus Pharmaceuticals Inc. in connection with a 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 offerings of debentures, preferred shares and hybrid notes

  • TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. in connection with a C$40-million marketed public offering of units

  • The underwriters, led by Cormark Securities Inc., in connection with three public offerings of common shares by kneat.com, inc. for an aggregate amount of approximately C$40-million, including two overnight marketed offerings

  • The underwriters, led by BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, and Scotia Capital, in connection with a C$50-million public offering of listed debentures by Wajax Corporation

  • Various internationally based private equity clients in connection with the marketing and sale of funds 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, in connection with its private placement of approximately C$446-million in amortizing bonds relating to the C$3.8-billion P3 project to design, construct, finance, operate, maintain and rehabilitate the Gordie Howe International Bridge

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

Awards & Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 – Ones to Watch (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 (Rising Star - Capital Markets)

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2013
J.D., Dalhousie University - 2012
B.A. (Great Distinction), McGill University - 2009
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