Biography

With 19 years of experience in corporate finance and securities law, Angela is sought out for her ability to efficiently manage complex, time-sensitive transactions and provide pragmatic advice to executives and boards on compliance, governance and risk management issues.

As an experienced securities lawyer, Angela advises domestic and international companies across industries in connection with strategic M&A, stock exchange listings, compliance, joint ventures, financings, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

A member of our Private Equity Practice Group, Angela advises both fund sponsors and institutional investors in connection with private equity fund formations, secondaries, fund investments, buyouts and mezzanine financings. 

She also advises on formation, organization and ongoing operations of retail mutual funds, hedge funds, pooled funds and other investment funds across all asset classes.

Angela routinely assists clients in obtaining investment fund manager, portfolio manager and exempt market dealer registration and advises registrants on a wide range of securities registration matters, including exemption applications, regulatory compliance examinations and compliance policies and procedures.

Professional Activities

  • ACG British Columbia, Director and Corporate Secretary (2018-2020); Chair, Dealmakers of the Year Awards, Organizing Committee (2017-2020)
  • Lithoquest Diamonds Inc. (TSXV:LDI), Director (2017-2020)
  • Business Transitions Forum 2018, Advisory Committee
  • Arts Umbrella Invitational to Benefit The Children's Arts Umbrella Foundation, Co-Chair (2016-2017)
  • AWF Association of Women in Finance, Director and Secretary (2004-2006)
  • Canadian Women in Private Equity & Venture Capital, Vancouver (CWPE), Member
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Member
  • Canadian Pension Benefits Institute, Member

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2022: recognized in Private Funds Law and Securities Law
  • Acritas Stars 2019-21
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for Investment Funds & Asset Management (Non-Tax)
  • Named by BC Business Magazine (March, 2019) as one of BC's Most Influential Women in Finance

Experience

Experience

Selected experience includes: 

  • Represented a consortium of 12 Canadian private sector pension plans in a $1.4 billion investment in a combination of Northleaf’s Private Credit Fund and concurrent secondary market purchase of a 16% interest in Antares Holdings, a US middle market lender.
  • Represented a consortium of Canadian private sector pension plans in a $175 million secondary market purchase of a portfolio of P3 infrastructure contracts.
  • In the past twelve months, assisted institutional investors in negotiating over $3.6 Billion in commitments to several private equity funds, including:
    • Alcentra European Direct Lending Fund IV SCSp
    • Antin Infrastructure Partners Mid Cap I SCSp
    • Apax X
    • Axium Infrastructure NA Limited Partnership
    • Bentall GreenOak Prime Canadian Property Fund
    • Blackstone Core Equity Partners II, LP
    • Brookfield Real Estate Finance VI
    • Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners IV LP
    • Brookfield Super-Core Infrastructure Partners LP
    • CBRE Strategic Partners US Value 9, LP
    • Chorus Capital Credit Fund IV
    • Connor, Clark & Lunn Institutional Infrastructure Fund
    • Cortland Credit Strategies LP
    • Crestline Portfolio Financing Fund II (FT), LP
    • Crestline Specialty Lending III
    • Deerpath Capital SLP-RAIF
    • DIF Core Infrastructure Fund II SCSp
    • Digital Colony Partners II, LP
    • Egerton Investment Partners, LP
    • Fengate Infrastructure Yield Fund LP
    • Hamilton Lane Equity Opportunities Fund V LP
    • Hamilton Lane Secondary Fund V LP
    • HPS Specialty Loan International Fund V, SCSp
    • IFM Global Infrastructure (Canada), LP
    • IFM USIDF, LP
    • Impax Global Opportunities Fund, LP
    • KKR North America Fund XIII SCSp
    • KKR Private Credit Opportunities Partners III SCSp
    • MW TOPS Emerging Markets Fund
    • NB Specialty Finance Income Fund (CAD)
    • NB Strategic Co-Investment Partners IV
    • Northleaf Capital Opportunities (Canada) LP
    • Northleaf Essential Infrastructure Fund
    • Northleaf Infrastructure Capital Partners (Canada) III LP
    • Northleaf Secondary Partners III LP
    • Northleaf Senior Private Credit LP
    • Northleaf Private Equity Investors VIII LP
    • Oaktree Opportunities Fund XI, LP
    • Pan-European Infrastructure III, SCSp
    • Partners Group Direct Infrastructure 2020, L.P. SCSp., SICAV-RAIF
    • Partners Group Private Equity I
    • Partners Group Private Equity II
    • Portfolio Advisors Secondary Fund IV, LP
    • Senior Loan Fund II SLP
    • Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund IV LP
    • Whitehorse Liquidity Partners Fund IV LP
  • Represented SSR Mining Inc. in connection with a US $230,000,000 convertible note offering.
  • Represented SSR Mining Inc., in its acquisition of Saskatoon-based Claude Resources Inc., which owns and operates the Seabee Gold Operation in northeastern Saskatchewan. 
  • Represented an international mining company in connection with the take-private acquisition of a TSX listed gold producer.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration company in the formation of an investment fund and related financing by way of offering memorandum.
  • Represented Bernie Rokstad and Aaron Rokstad in connection with Carillion plc's acquisition of a 60% interest in Rokstad Power Corporation.
  • Represented Silver Predator Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Springer Mining Company, owner of the Springer Tungsten Mine and Mill in Nevada, from Americas Bullion Royalty Corp.
  • Represented Golden Predator Mining Corp. in connection with its acquisition of Redtail Metals Corp. pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement and its concurrent acquisition of a 100% interest in the Brewery Creek Project, a past producing heap leach gold mining operation located in the Yukon.
  • Advising institutional and pension fund investors in connection with numerous private equity and alternative investments across various asset classes.
  • Advising on formation, organization and ongoing operations of retail mutual funds, hedge funds, pooled funds and other investment funds.
  • Advising dealers, advisers, and investment fund managers with respect to registration and on-going securities regulatory and compliance matters.  
  • Advising a Canadian mining company in connection with the acquisition of a 100% interest in a tin and copper mine project and the associated mineral rights, giving it access to a very well-known past producing mine. 

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

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Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2002)
  • Northwest Territories (2016)
  • Nunavut (2016)
  • Yukon (2016)

Education

University of British Columbia, LL.B. (2001)

Simon Fraser University, B.A. (1999)

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