Kevin Greenspoon

Partner

Kevin Greenspoon

Kevin Greenspoon

Partner

Clients rely on Kevin to develop creative and practical solutions for their complex corporate matters.

Valued for his responsiveness, problem-solving and thoughtful approach, Kevin advises clients on a wide variety of complex corporate transactions, with a focus on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and shareholder and governance arrangements. His clients span a range of sizes and industries, including private equity, telecommunications, mining and investment management.

Kevin is a Leadership co-chair of Davies’ Toronto United Way Committee and is also a member of Davies’ Professional Development Committee.

Kevin Greenspoon

Partner

Clients rely on Kevin to develop creative and practical solutions for their complex corporate matters.

Valued for his responsiveness, problem-solving and thoughtful approach, Kevin advises clients on a wide variety of complex corporate transactions, with a focus on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and shareholder and governance arrangements. His clients span a range of sizes and industries, including private equity, telecommunications, mining and investment management.

Kevin is a Leadership co-chair of Davies’ Toronto United Way Committee and is also a member of Davies’ Professional Development Committee.

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Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

Acted as Canadian counsel to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in their acquisition (and related financing) of H.I.G. Capital-backed Sustana Group, a Wisconsin and Quebec-based manufacturer of premium, sustainable recycled fiber, paper, and packaging products.

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Arcline Investment Management

Acted as Canadian counsel to Fairbanks Morse Defense, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, in its acquisition of Hunt Valve Company, Inc.

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TPG Real Estate Partners

Acted for TPG Real Estate Partners, the dedicated real estate equity investment platform of alternative asset firm TPG, in its acquisition (and related financing) of Cinespace Film Studios, North America's second-largest independent sound stage platform with best-in-class studio campuses in Toronto and Chicago.

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SESAC

Acted as Canadian counsel to SESAC, a portfolio company of Blackstone, in its US$385-million acquisition of Entertainment One Music (eOne) from Hasbro, Inc.

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Blackstone Growth

Acting as Canadian counsel to funds managed by Blackstone Growth in their minority investment, alongside Atairos, in GeoComply Solutions Inc., a leading geolocation and compliance technology company.

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Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the largest shareholder of Mako Mining Corp., in Mako's $12 million bought deal private placement of units and concurrent $16.4 million non-brokered private placement to funds managed by Wexford.

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Northleaf Capital Partners

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in its strategic sale of a non-controlling interest to Mackenzie Financial Corporation, a subsidiary of IGM Financial Inc., and Great-West Lifeco Inc.

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Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the largest shareholder of Sailfish Royalty Corp., in Sailfish's $18-million rights offering of common shares and the related standby commitment by affiliates of Wexford.

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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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Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural-focused broadband service provider, in its sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

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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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Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Securities Law

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2009

Education
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University of Toronto, JD/MBA (Honours, Gerald W. Schwartz Gold Medallist), 2008
Queen’s University, BComm (Honours), 2004

Teaching Engagements
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Kevin previously co-taught the Advanced Corporate Law course at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law.

Clients rely on Kevin to develop creative and practical solutions for their complex corporate matters.

Valued for his responsiveness, problem-solving and thoughtful approach, Kevin advises clients on a wide variety of complex corporate transactions, with a focus on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and shareholder and governance arrangements. His clients span a range of sizes and industries, including private equity, telecommunications, mining and investment management.

Kevin is a Leadership co-chair of Davies’ Toronto United Way Committee and is also a member of Davies’ Professional Development Committee.

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

Acted as Canadian counsel to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in their acquisition (and related financing) of H.I.G. Capital-backed Sustana Group, a Wisconsin and Quebec-based manufacturer of premium, sustainable recycled fiber, paper, and packaging products.

Arcline Investment Management

Acted as Canadian counsel to Fairbanks Morse Defense, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, in its acquisition of Hunt Valve Company, Inc.

TPG Real Estate Partners

Acted for TPG Real Estate Partners, the dedicated real estate equity investment platform of alternative asset firm TPG, in its acquisition (and related financing) of Cinespace Film Studios, North America's second-largest independent sound stage platform with best-in-class studio campuses in Toronto and Chicago.

SESAC

Acted as Canadian counsel to SESAC, a portfolio company of Blackstone, in its US$385-million acquisition of Entertainment One Music (eOne) from Hasbro, Inc.

Blackstone Growth

Acting as Canadian counsel to funds managed by Blackstone Growth in their minority investment, alongside Atairos, in GeoComply Solutions Inc., a leading geolocation and compliance technology company.

Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the largest shareholder of Mako Mining Corp., in Mako's $12 million bought deal private placement of units and concurrent $16.4 million non-brokered private placement to funds managed by Wexford.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in its strategic sale of a non-controlling interest to Mackenzie Financial Corporation, a subsidiary of IGM Financial Inc., and Great-West Lifeco Inc.

Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the largest shareholder of Sailfish Royalty Corp., in Sailfish's $18-million rights offering of common shares and the related standby commitment by affiliates of Wexford.

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.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural-focused broadband service provider, in its sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Securities Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2009

Education

University of Toronto, JD/MBA (Honours, Gerald W. Schwartz Gold Medallist), 2008
Queen’s University, BComm (Honours), 2004

Teaching Engagements

Kevin previously co-taught the Advanced Corporate Law course at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law.