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  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 recognizes our lawyers for Securities law.
  • Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2015 recognizes Lawson Lundell for Securities Litigation.
  • Lexpert Directory 2015 recognizes Lawson Lundell as a leading firm in Corporate Finance & Securities law.
  • Who's Who Legal 2015 recommends Lawson Lundell for Capital Markets law.

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Corporate Finance & Securities

Our Corporate Finance and Securities Group is experienced in a broad range of public and private financings including equity, debt and income fund offerings. We act for a wide variety of public and private issuers, underwriters, trustees, institutional investors, venture capital and private equity funds and other market participants.

Our Corporate Finance and Securities Group has expertise representing acquirers, targets, boards, committees, shareholder groups and financial advisors in a wide range of mergers and acquisitions including negotiated (friendly) and non-negotiated (hostile) take-over bids, plans of arrangement, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, proxy contests, going private transactions, leveraged buy-outs and similar transactions, both domestic and cross-border.

In addition to transactional work, we assist clients with compliance, including corporate governance, disclosure obligations, stock exchange requirements and other securities regulatory matters.

We also advise securities registrants on a wide range of matters, including obtaining and maintaining registered status, preparation for and response to regulatory compliance examinations, and obtaining regulatory relief.

Our clients operate in a multitude of business sectors and jurisdictions. We have particular expertise in the mining, energy, forestry and industrial sectors as well as technology. Many of our issuer clients are based outside of Canada.

Our group regularly draws upon the skills and expertise of legal practitioners in other areas of the firm including tax, competition, regulatory, labour and employment, litigation and pensions.

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Examples of transactions in which members of our Corporate Finance and Securities Group have been involved include:

Corporate Finance

  • An offering by Anvil Mining Limited of common shares, raising gross proceeds of C$34.5 million
  • An offering by Moto Goldmines Limited of common shares, raising gross proceeds of C$57.5 million
  • An initial Canadian offering by Marengo Mining Limited, raising gross proceeds of C$9.8 million
  • An initial Canadian offering by Mirabela Nickel Limited, raising gross proceeds of C$183 million
  • An offering by Minera Andes Inc. of units, raising gross proceeds of C$23 million
  • An offering by Mirabela Nickel Limited of subscription receipts, raising gross proceeds of C$120 million
  • A private placement by Perseus Mining Limited of ordinary shares, raising gross proceeds of approximately A$30 million
  • An offering by Silvercorp Metals Inc. of common shares, raising gross proceeds of C$31 million
  • An offering by Mirabela Nickel Limited of ordinary shares, raising gross proceeds of C$45 million
  • An offering by Silver Standard Resources Inc. of common shares, raising gross proceeds of approximately US$51 million
  • An offering by Silver Standard Resources Inc. of common shares, raising gross proceeds of approximately US$99 million
  • An offering of medium term notes by Finning International Inc., in an aggregate principal amount of C$600 million
  • The initial TSX listing and subsequent private placements by Paladin Energy Ltd., raising aggregate gross proceeds of C$185.2 million
  • Private placements of convertible notes by Paladin Energy Ltd., in an aggregate principal amount of US$575 million
  • An offering by Marengo Mining Limited of ordinary shares raising gross proceeds of C$14.8 million
  • An initial Canadian offering by Troy Resources NL, raising gross proceeds of C$24.7 million
  • An initial Canadian offering of subscription receipts by Dioro Exploration NL, raising gross proceeds of C$50 million
  • A private placement of senior unsecured notes by Silver Standard Resources Inc., in an aggregate principal amount of $138 million
  • A rights offering by Euro Resources S.A., completed in accordance with French law, raising gross proceeds of €7.6 million
  • An initial public offering by Fortress Paper Ltd., raising gross proceeds of C$46 million
  • An initial public offering by B2Gold Corp., raising gross proceeds of C$100 million, at the time the largest initial public offering ever on the TSX Venture Exchange
  • Initial TSX listing and concurrent private placement of subscription receipts by Perseus Mining Limited, raising gross proceeds of A$35 million
  • Initial public and secondary offerings by WesternOne Equity Income Fund, raising aggregate gross proceeds of C$44 million
  • A secondary offering by Catalyst Paper Ltd., raising gross proceeds of C$192 million
  • A reverse take over of King Products Inc. by Moto Goldmines Limited, and subsequent private placements and public offerings by Moto Goldmines Limited, raising aggregate gross proceeds of C$120.5 million
  • An offering by Silver Standard Resources Inc., raising gross proceeds of C$182 million
  • A public offering of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures by Western Canadian Coal Corp., in an aggregate principal amount of C$125 million
  • An offering of high yield notes by Mercer International Inc., in an aggregate principal amount of US$310 million
  • MJDS offering of common shares by Mercer International Inc., raising gross proceeds of US$91 million
  • A private placement of debentures by the University of British Columbia in the aggregate principal amount of C$125 million
  • An initial Canadian offering, subsequent private placements and public offerings by Anvil Mining Limited, raising aggregate gross proceeds of C$376.5 million
  • A public offering by AG Growth Income Fund, raising aggregate gross proceeds of C$45 million
  • A public offering of medium term notes by Terasen Gas Inc., in an aggregate principal amount of C$250 million
  • A public offering by Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund, raising aggregate proceeds of C$36.5 million
  • An initial public offering by Seacliff Construction Corp., raising gross proceeds of C$100 million
  • A public offering of ordinary shares by Perseus Mining Limited raising gross proceeds of C$91.8 million

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • The recapitalization of $1.2 billion of debt of Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. by plan of arrangement
  • The acquisition by B2Gold Corp. of certain assets and joint venture interests from Bema Gold Corporation in connection with a plan of arrangement involving Bema Gold Corporation and Kinross Gold Corporation
  • A dissident proxy contest by Guyana Goldfields Inc. seeking to replace the board of directors of Gold Port Resources Ltd. and successfully defeating the adoption of a shareholder rights plan and the repricing of management’s stock options
  • The acquisition of Gateway Casinos Income Fund by New World Gaming Partners
  • The acquisition of Lero Gold Corporation by European Minerals Corporation
  • Responding to a partial take-over bid by a US based hedge fund for units of IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund
  • The defence of two competing unsolicited take-over bids for bcMetals Corporation
  • The acquisition of Sierra Systems Group Inc. by Golden Gate Capital, by plan of arrangement
  • The merger of Kensington Resources Inc. with Shore Gold Inc.
  • The management buy-out of International Keystone Entertainment Inc., by plan of arrangement
  • The defence of an unsolicited takeover bid under French Law by IAMGOLD Corporation for Euro Ressources S.A.
  • The sale of Moto Goldmines Limited for $655 million following contested takeover bids by Randgold Resources Limited and Red Back Mining Inc.

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