Anthony Spadaro

Partner

Anthony Spadaro

Anthony Spadaro

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2009

“He is very bright and able to understand complex issues quickly, isolate the key issues and work towards a solution. Anthony already has strong experience and is on his way to being a key lawyer in Canada in his practice area.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Anthony’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure. He has acted as lead counsel to both acquirers and financiers on several high-profile renewable energy acquisitions and financings. He has also been involved in a variety of infrastructure transactions, having acted for project sponsors on complex public-private partnership projects in Canada and in the United States.

His clients, including Canada’s largest institutional lenders and infrastructure funds, value Anthony’s practical and business-minded advice and strong dedication to client service.

Anthony is a member of the firm’s Finance and Student Committees.

Anthony Spadaro

Partner

“He is very bright and able to understand complex issues quickly, isolate the key issues and work towards a solution. Anthony already has strong experience and is on his way to being a key lawyer in Canada in his practice area.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Anthony’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure. He has acted as lead counsel to both acquirers and financiers on several high-profile renewable energy acquisitions and financings. He has also been involved in a variety of infrastructure transactions, having acted for project sponsors on complex public-private partnership projects in Canada and in the United States.

His clients, including Canada’s largest institutional lenders and infrastructure funds, value Anthony’s practical and business-minded advice and strong dedication to client service.

Anthony is a member of the firm’s Finance and Student Committees.

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Hydrostor Inc.

Acted for Hydrostor Inc., a developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in securing a US$250-million preferred equity financing commitment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management - one of the largest investments in the emerging long-duration energy storage sector.

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Mondo Products Company Limited

Acted for the selling shareholder in connection with the sale of Mondo Products Company Limited, the leading car wash cleaning fluids, service and equipment supplier in Canada, to National Carwash Solutions (NCS).

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AutoCanada Inc.

Acted for AutoCanada Inc., a multi-location North American automobile dealership group, in its acquisition of 11 dealerships from the Autopoint Group, a group that has operated for over 17 years across Southwestern Ontario with $345 million in annual revenue.

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The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in its joint acquisition, together with Terramont Infrastructure Partners and Siemens Financial, of Switzer-CARTY Transportation, a leading student transportation company.

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Beattie Pet Hospitals

Acted for Beattie Pet Hospitals in the sale of substantially all of their assets to National Veterinary Associates, which consists of five veterinary clinics located in Ancaster, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Brantford and Hamilton.

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Morgan Stanley

Acted as Canadian counsel to Morgan Stanley in a private placement of $1 billion in fixed-to-floating-rate senior notes due 2027 (maple bonds).

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Accor Acquisition Company

Acting as Canadian counsel to Accor SA in connection with its intention, subject to market conditions, to sponsor a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the Accor Acquisition Company (AAC), to be listed on Euronext Paris. AAC aims to raise approximately EUR 300 million. 

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Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation

Acted for Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation, a non-agent Crown corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Canada Development Investment Corporation, in connection with Air Canada's approximately $6-billion financing agreements with the Government of Canada through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program.

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DIF Capital Partners and Valley Fiber Limited

Acted as lead transaction counsel to DIF Capital Partners and Valley Fiber Ltd. in their investment together with Canada Infrastructure Bank in the $328-million Southern Manitoba Fibre project, which involves the construction of 2,657 kilometres of mainline fibreoptic cabling, targeting 48,500 underserved households with dedicated fibre-to-the-home.

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Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board of a 49% interest in an approximately 396 MW portfolio of four wind generation facilities (Summerhaven, Conestogo, Varna and Jericho) and two solar generation facilities (Sombra and Moore), all located in Ontario.

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Acquisition Finance 2021: Canada Chapter, co-author

May 26, 2021 - Chambers and Partners
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IESO Releases Contract Review Directive Report

Sept. 03, 2020 - Last fall Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to retain an independent third party to undertake a targeted review of existing generation contracts in the province (see our November 8, 2019 bulletin). The stated...

Speaking Engagement
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Moderator, IJCanada Power Conference 2020, “Market Conditions: Where do we go from here?”; Toronto, ON

Jan. 23, 2020

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Ontario to Review Existing Generation Contracts

Nov. 08, 2019 - The Ontario government recently issued an Order in Council approving the issuance of a directive to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) with a view to “identifying viable opportunities to lower electricity prices for Ontario consumers while maintaining system reliability. ” The...

Speaking Engagement
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Moderator, Canadian Power Finance Conference; Toronto, ON; Jan. 23 to 25, 2019

Jan. 23, 2019

Bulletin
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The Day the Wrappers Died…

June 26, 2015 - September 8, 2015 may go down in history as the “ day the wrappers died ” – for U.S. broker-dealers who sell foreign securities into Canada on a private placement basis, for the Canadian investors who purchase these securities and for the lawyers who advise them. On June 25, 2015, the Canadian...

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Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Project Finance

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IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions; Project Finance

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The Legal 500 Canada—Banking and Finance (Next Generation Partner); Energy and Natural Resources: Power (Leading Individual)

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Lexpert Special Edition: Energy

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Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

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Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Banking and Financial Institutions; Corporate Commercial Law; Energy: Electricity; Project Finance

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Banking and Finance Law; Energy Law; Project Finance Law

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Expert Guides’ Rising Stars

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2009

Education
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Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2008
University of Toronto, BSc (Hons) (with High Distinction), 2005

“He is very bright and able to understand complex issues quickly, isolate the key issues and work towards a solution. Anthony already has strong experience and is on his way to being a key lawyer in Canada in his practice area.”
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Anthony’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions with an emphasis on energy and infrastructure. He has acted as lead counsel to both acquirers and financiers on several high-profile renewable energy acquisitions and financings. He has also been involved in a variety of infrastructure transactions, having acted for project sponsors on complex public-private partnership projects in Canada and in the United States.

His clients, including Canada’s largest institutional lenders and infrastructure funds, value Anthony’s practical and business-minded advice and strong dedication to client service.

Anthony is a member of the firm’s Finance and Student Committees.

Hydrostor Inc.

Acted for Hydrostor Inc., a developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in securing a US$250-million preferred equity financing commitment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management - one of the largest investments in the emerging long-duration energy storage sector.

Mondo Products Company Limited

Acted for the selling shareholder in connection with the sale of Mondo Products Company Limited, the leading car wash cleaning fluids, service and equipment supplier in Canada, to National Carwash Solutions (NCS).

AutoCanada Inc.

Acted for AutoCanada Inc., a multi-location North American automobile dealership group, in its acquisition of 11 dealerships from the Autopoint Group, a group that has operated for over 17 years across Southwestern Ontario with $345 million in annual revenue.

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in its joint acquisition, together with Terramont Infrastructure Partners and Siemens Financial, of Switzer-CARTY Transportation, a leading student transportation company.

Beattie Pet Hospitals

Acted for Beattie Pet Hospitals in the sale of substantially all of their assets to National Veterinary Associates, which consists of five veterinary clinics located in Ancaster, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Brantford and Hamilton.

Morgan Stanley

Acted as Canadian counsel to Morgan Stanley in a private placement of $1 billion in fixed-to-floating-rate senior notes due 2027 (maple bonds).

Accor Acquisition Company

Acting as Canadian counsel to Accor SA in connection with its intention, subject to market conditions, to sponsor a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the Accor Acquisition Company (AAC), to be listed on Euronext Paris. AAC aims to raise approximately EUR 300 million. 

Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation

Acted for Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation, a non-agent Crown corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Canada Development Investment Corporation, in connection with Air Canada's approximately $6-billion financing agreements with the Government of Canada through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program.

DIF Capital Partners and Valley Fiber Limited

Acted as lead transaction counsel to DIF Capital Partners and Valley Fiber Ltd. in their investment together with Canada Infrastructure Bank in the $328-million Southern Manitoba Fibre project, which involves the construction of 2,657 kilometres of mainline fibreoptic cabling, targeting 48,500 underserved households with dedicated fibre-to-the-home.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board of a 49% interest in an approximately 396 MW portfolio of four wind generation facilities (Summerhaven, Conestogo, Varna and Jericho) and two solar generation facilities (Sombra and Moore), all located in Ontario.

Article

Acquisition Finance 2021: Canada Chapter, co-author

May 26, 2021 - Chambers and Partners
Read the article.

Bulletin

IESO Releases Contract Review Directive Report

Sept. 03, 2020 - Last fall Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to retain an independent third party to undertake a targeted review of existing generation contracts in the province (see our November 8, 2019 bulletin). The stated...

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, IJCanada Power Conference 2020, “Market Conditions: Where do we go from here?”; Toronto, ON

Jan. 23, 2020

Bulletin

Ontario to Review Existing Generation Contracts

Nov. 08, 2019 - The Ontario government recently issued an Order in Council approving the issuance of a directive to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) with a view to “identifying viable opportunities to lower electricity prices for Ontario consumers while maintaining system reliability. ” The...

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, Canadian Power Finance Conference; Toronto, ON; Jan. 23 to 25, 2019

Jan. 23, 2019

Bulletin

The Day the Wrappers Died…

June 26, 2015 - September 8, 2015 may go down in history as the “ day the wrappers died ” – for U.S. broker-dealers who sell foreign securities into Canada on a private placement basis, for the Canadian investors who purchase these securities and for the lawyers who advise them. On June 25, 2015, the Canadian...

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Project Finance

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions; Project Finance

The Legal 500 Canada—Banking and Finance (Next Generation Partner); Energy and Natural Resources: Power (Leading Individual)

Lexpert Special Edition: Energy

Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Banking and Financial Institutions; Corporate Commercial Law; Energy: Electricity; Project Finance

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Banking and Finance Law; Energy Law; Project Finance Law

Expert Guides’ Rising Stars

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2009

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2008
University of Toronto, BSc (Hons) (with High Distinction), 2005