Joseph DiPonio

Associate

Joseph DiPonio

Joseph DiPonio

Associate

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  • Ontario, 2016

Joseph’s practice covers a wide range of corporate and securities matters.

Joseph acts for clients across industry sectors in debt and equity financings and initial public offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. He also has experience assisting clients with corporate governance issues and ongoing compliance with corporate and securities obligations.

Joseph DiPonio

Associate

Joseph’s practice covers a wide range of corporate and securities matters.

Joseph acts for clients across industry sectors in debt and equity financings and initial public offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. He also has experience assisting clients with corporate governance issues and ongoing compliance with corporate and securities obligations.

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AiPharma Global Holdings LLC

Acting for AiPharma Global Holdings LLC, a private pharmaceutical research, development and commercialization company, in its 19.4% PIPE investment in Appili Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company sponsoring late-stage clinical trials evaluating the antiviral Avigan/Reeqonus for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19.

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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its merger with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. to create a $30-billion combined company and the gold industry's highest-quality senior producer.

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AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to C$200 million of securities in Canada.

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RIV Capital Inc.

Acted for RIV Capital Inc., an acquisition and investment company specializing in cannabis, in connection with the US$150-million strategic investment by The Hawthorne Collective, a subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

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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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Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.

Acted for Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., in its exercise of its participation right in connection with Tricon Residential Inc.'s $201-million bought deal equity offering, including the full exercise of the over-allotment option.

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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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Highgate Capital Investments, LP and BentallGreenOak Real Estate Advisors LP

Acted as Canadian counsel to the joint venture limited partnership between Highgate Capital Investments, LP and BentallGreenOak Real Estate Advisors LP in its strategic US$50-million PIPE investment in American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP) and its subsidiary (AHIP REIT), through the issuance of newly-created series C preferred equity stock of AHIP REIT and warrants to acquire limited partnership units of AHIP, on a private placement basis.

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The Pallinghurst Group

Acted for The Pallinghurst Group, a private investor in the global natural resources sector, in its joint 50-50 acquisition with Investissement Québec of Québec-based Nemaska Lithium Inc. pursuant to a sales process under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. The acquisition was structured as a credit bid with Nemaska's largest secured creditor, Orion Mine Finance, and achieved through a reverse vesting order granted by the Superior Court of Québec and upheld by the Québec Court of Appeal.

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Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.

Acted for Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. in its US$240-million preferred equity investment in Tricon Residential Inc., a rental housing company focused on serving the middle-market demographic in North America.

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Buyer Beware: In Canada’s First COVID-19 “Busted Deal” Decision, Court Finds That Duo Bank Cannot Terminate Its Acquisition of Fairstone Financial

Dec. 15, 2020 - The economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an uptick in “busted deal” litigation in M&A transactions in the United States and Canada. 1 The crux of the litigation is whether the buyer may abandon the transaction without penalty on the basis of allegations that the pandemic...

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Davies Governance Insights 2020, contributor

Oct. 05, 2020 - Davies Governance Insights 2020 provides a comprehensive analysis of the trends and developments that have shaped the corporate governance landscape and those that are expected to define the next decade. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s report explores key issues...

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Canadian Directors Should Heed Recent U.S. Caremark Litigation

June 05, 2020 - Over the past year there has been a noticeable uptick in claims permitted by Delaware courts alleging a failure by directors to make a good faith effort to monitor corporate operations – otherwise known as a Caremark claim. 1 A Caremark claim is founded on the principle that...

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2016

Education
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Dalhousie University, JD, 2015
Simon Fraser University, MA (Political Science), 2010
University of Toronto, BA (Hons), 2009

Joseph’s practice covers a wide range of corporate and securities matters.

Joseph acts for clients across industry sectors in debt and equity financings and initial public offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. He also has experience assisting clients with corporate governance issues and ongoing compliance with corporate and securities obligations.

AiPharma Global Holdings LLC

Acting for AiPharma Global Holdings LLC, a private pharmaceutical research, development and commercialization company, in its 19.4% PIPE investment in Appili Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company sponsoring late-stage clinical trials evaluating the antiviral Avigan/Reeqonus for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its merger with Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. to create a $30-billion combined company and the gold industry's highest-quality senior producer.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acted for AirBoss of America Corp. to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to C$200 million of securities in Canada.

RIV Capital Inc.

Acted for RIV Capital Inc., an acquisition and investment company specializing in cannabis, in connection with the US$150-million strategic investment by The Hawthorne Collective, a subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

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).

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.

Acted for Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., in its exercise of its participation right in connection with Tricon Residential Inc.'s $201-million bought deal equity offering, including the full exercise of the over-allotment option.

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.

Highgate Capital Investments, LP and BentallGreenOak Real Estate Advisors LP

Acted as Canadian counsel to the joint venture limited partnership between Highgate Capital Investments, LP and BentallGreenOak Real Estate Advisors LP in its strategic US$50-million PIPE investment in American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP) and its subsidiary (AHIP REIT), through the issuance of newly-created series C preferred equity stock of AHIP REIT and warrants to acquire limited partnership units of AHIP, on a private placement basis.

The Pallinghurst Group

Acted for The Pallinghurst Group, a private investor in the global natural resources sector, in its joint 50-50 acquisition with Investissement Québec of Québec-based Nemaska Lithium Inc. pursuant to a sales process under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. The acquisition was structured as a credit bid with Nemaska's largest secured creditor, Orion Mine Finance, and achieved through a reverse vesting order granted by the Superior Court of Québec and upheld by the Québec Court of Appeal.

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.

Acted for Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. in its US$240-million preferred equity investment in Tricon Residential Inc., a rental housing company focused on serving the middle-market demographic in North America.

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2020, contributor

Oct. 05, 2020 - Davies Governance Insights 2020 provides a comprehensive analysis of the trends and developments that have shaped the corporate governance landscape and those that are expected to define the next decade. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s report explores key issues...

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Canadian Directors Should Heed Recent U.S. Caremark Litigation

June 05, 2020 - Over the past year there has been a noticeable uptick in claims permitted by Delaware courts alleging a failure by directors to make a good faith effort to monitor corporate operations – otherwise known as a Caremark claim. 1 A Caremark claim is founded on the principle that...

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2016

Education

Dalhousie University, JD, 2015
Simon Fraser University, MA (Political Science), 2010
University of Toronto, BA (Hons), 2009