Andrew Mihalik

Associate

Andrew Mihalik

Andrew Mihalik

Associate

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2017

Andrew is developing a broad corporate practice.

He has assisted clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and other corporate matters.

Andrew Mihalik

Associate

Andrew is developing a broad corporate practice.

He has assisted clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and other corporate matters.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its historic joint venture with Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, which combined their respective mining operations, assets, reserves and talent in Nevada to create the world's largest gold complex.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its recommended US$18.3-billion share-for-share merger with Randgold Resources Limited. This complex and multijurisdictional transaction created an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of tier one gold assets in the industry and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation in its mutual strategic investment agreement with Shandong Gold Group Co., Ltd. and related securities laws matters. Under the agreement, Shandong Gold will purchase up to $300 million of Barrick shares and Barrick will invest an equivalent amount in shares of a publicly listed company controlled by Shandong Gold, in each case, through open market purchases.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its sale of a 25% stake in the Cerro Casale Project to Goldcorp, and the negotiation of a 50/50 regional joint venture over the Cerro Casale, Quebrada Seca and Caspiche projects in Chile's Maricunga district. This highly complex and multi-faceted transaction involved the acquisition by Goldcorp of Kinross' entire 25% interest in the Cerro Casale Project and a 25% interest in the project from Barrick, whose holding in the project will fall from 75% to 50%. Upon closing of the transaction, the joint venture was established.

The Pallinghurst Group

Acting as counsel for The Pallinghurst Group, a global metals and mining industry investor, in its proposed equity investment of up to $600 million in Nemaska Lithium Inc. to help fund Nemaska's Whabouchi project in Québec. The proposed financing consists of a $200-million private placement and a $400-million rights offering guaranteed by way of a standby commitment.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in its $160-million acquisition of City Pipe & Supply Corp., a Texas-based supplier of pipe, valves, and fittings to oil and gas companies in the United States.

TIO Networks Corp.

Acted for the Special Committee of the board of directors of TIO Networks Corp., in connection with its $304-million acquisition by PayPal Holdings, Inc. TIO is a North American cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management company.

Syndicate of underwriters, led by CIBC Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets

Acted as Canadian counsel for a syndicate of underwriters, managed by CIBC World Markets Inc., Jefferies Securities, Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, in connection with the $125-million initial public offering and secondary offering of an aggregate of 10,900,000 Class A subordinate voting shares of Freshii Inc., a Canadian healthy fast-casual franchise. The offering was the first Canadian initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2017.

McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in connection with its $3-billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus, which operate approximately 470 pharmacies in Canada, from Katz Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners and Sleep Country Canada in connection with the $300-million initial public offering of common shares of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. and in connection with a new $175-million senior secured credit facility. The proceeds of the initial public offering were used to acquire Sleep Country Canada Inc.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its unsolicited proposal to the Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (Newmont) Board of Directors to merge with Newmont in an all share transaction to combine the world's two largest gold companies. Under the proposal, Barrick shareholders would own approximately 55.9 percent and Newmont shareholders would own approximately 44.1 percent of the combined company with an approximate market capitalization of US$42 billion.

A Canadian infrastructure fund

Acted for a Canadian infrastructure fund in its $24-million secured capital call credit facility with the Bank of Montréal.

Bulletin

Weed Wars Part III: The Joint Actor Issue

Mar. 23, 2018 - In the recently released joint reasons of the Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions in In the Matter of Aurora Cannabis Inc. in respect of the unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for all the shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., the commissions considered when a...

Bulletin

Weed Wars Part II: Tactical Poison Pills and Lock-up Agreements in Hostile Bids

Mar. 20, 2018 - The Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions recently released joint reasons in In the Matter of Aurora Cannabis Inc. in respect of the unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for all the shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. and CanniMed’s adoption of a shareholder rights...

Bulletin

Weed Wars: Securities Commissions Weigh In on Aurora/CanniMed Hostile Bid

Jan. 03, 2018 - After a joint hearing in mid-December, the Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions released identical orders in respect of the unsolicited take-over bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for the issued and outstanding common shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. and CanniMed’s use of a shareholder...

University of Toronto Faculty of Law—Edward J. Kowal '65 Prize (Commercial Law); Rocco Marcello Prize (Securities Law)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2017

Education

University of Toronto, JD/MBA, 2016
London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc, 2012
Duke University, BA (Hons), 2011

Andrew is developing a broad corporate practice.

He has assisted clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and other corporate matters.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its historic joint venture with Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, which combined their respective mining operations, assets, reserves and talent in Nevada to create the world's largest gold complex.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its recommended US$18.3-billion share-for-share merger with Randgold Resources Limited. This complex and multijurisdictional transaction created an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of tier one gold assets in the industry and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation in its mutual strategic investment agreement with Shandong Gold Group Co., Ltd. and related securities laws matters. Under the agreement, Shandong Gold will purchase up to $300 million of Barrick shares and Barrick will invest an equivalent amount in shares of a publicly listed company controlled by Shandong Gold, in each case, through open market purchases.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its sale of a 25% stake in the Cerro Casale Project to Goldcorp, and the negotiation of a 50/50 regional joint venture over the Cerro Casale, Quebrada Seca and Caspiche projects in Chile's Maricunga district. This highly complex and multi-faceted transaction involved the acquisition by Goldcorp of Kinross' entire 25% interest in the Cerro Casale Project and a 25% interest in the project from Barrick, whose holding in the project will fall from 75% to 50%. Upon closing of the transaction, the joint venture was established.

The Pallinghurst Group

Acting as counsel for The Pallinghurst Group, a global metals and mining industry investor, in its proposed equity investment of up to $600 million in Nemaska Lithium Inc. to help fund Nemaska's Whabouchi project in Québec. The proposed financing consists of a $200-million private placement and a $400-million rights offering guaranteed by way of a standby commitment.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in its $160-million acquisition of City Pipe & Supply Corp., a Texas-based supplier of pipe, valves, and fittings to oil and gas companies in the United States.

TIO Networks Corp.

Acted for the Special Committee of the board of directors of TIO Networks Corp., in connection with its $304-million acquisition by PayPal Holdings, Inc. TIO is a North American cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management company.

Syndicate of underwriters, led by CIBC Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets

Acted as Canadian counsel for a syndicate of underwriters, managed by CIBC World Markets Inc., Jefferies Securities, Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, in connection with the $125-million initial public offering and secondary offering of an aggregate of 10,900,000 Class A subordinate voting shares of Freshii Inc., a Canadian healthy fast-casual franchise. The offering was the first Canadian initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2017.

McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in connection with its $3-billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus, which operate approximately 470 pharmacies in Canada, from Katz Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners and Sleep Country Canada in connection with the $300-million initial public offering of common shares of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. and in connection with a new $175-million senior secured credit facility. The proceeds of the initial public offering were used to acquire Sleep Country Canada Inc.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its unsolicited proposal to the Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (Newmont) Board of Directors to merge with Newmont in an all share transaction to combine the world's two largest gold companies. Under the proposal, Barrick shareholders would own approximately 55.9 percent and Newmont shareholders would own approximately 44.1 percent of the combined company with an approximate market capitalization of US$42 billion.

A Canadian infrastructure fund

Acted for a Canadian infrastructure fund in its $24-million secured capital call credit facility with the Bank of Montréal.

Bulletin

Weed Wars Part III: The Joint Actor Issue

Mar. 23, 2018 - In the recently released joint reasons of the Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions in In the Matter of Aurora Cannabis Inc. in respect of the unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for all the shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., the commissions considered when a...

Bulletin

Weed Wars Part II: Tactical Poison Pills and Lock-up Agreements in Hostile Bids

Mar. 20, 2018 - The Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions recently released joint reasons in In the Matter of Aurora Cannabis Inc. in respect of the unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for all the shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. and CanniMed’s adoption of a shareholder rights...

Bulletin

Weed Wars: Securities Commissions Weigh In on Aurora/CanniMed Hostile Bid

Jan. 03, 2018 - After a joint hearing in mid-December, the Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions released identical orders in respect of the unsolicited take-over bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for the issued and outstanding common shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. and CanniMed’s use of a shareholder...

University of Toronto Faculty of Law—Edward J. Kowal '65 Prize (Commercial Law); Rocco Marcello Prize (Securities Law)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2017

Education

University of Toronto, JD/MBA, 2016
London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc, 2012
Duke University, BA (Hons), 2011