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.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

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

The Blackstone Group Inc.

Acted for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.

Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the majority shareholder of Sailfish Royalty Corp., in Sailfish's proposed acquisition of Terraco Gold Corp. pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) and the related 19.9% private placement by Wexford into Terraco.

Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the largest shareholder of Mako Mining Corp., in Mako's $27-million rights offering of common shares and the related standby commitment by an affiliate of Wexford.

Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the majority shareholder of Marlin Gold Mining Ltd., in a business combination transaction between Marlin and Golden Reign Resources Ltd. to form Mako Mining Corp. pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) and a related reorganization of Marlin's assets.

AutoCanada Inc.

Acted for the special committee of the board of directors of AutoCanada Inc. in its strategic alternatives review process to maximize shareholder value.

Fulcrum Capital Partners

Acted for Fulcrum Capital Partners in its equity investment in and related financing of Accucam Machining, a Canada-based supplier of steel parts to heavy original equipment manufacturers in material handling, agricultural and construction industries around the world.

Golden Gate Capital

Acted as Canadian counsel to Golden Gate Capital in its majority equity investment in the GAL group of companies, a leading North American designer, manufacturer and distributor of elevator components and systems.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its acquisition of the fixed wireless Internet access business of I-Netlink Incorporated and Manitoba Netset Ltd., operating in the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan as NetSet Communications.

Sentry Investments

Acted for Sentry Investments in its $780-million acquisition by CI Financial Corp. in a transaction that combines two of Canada's largest independent active asset managers.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$230 million in high yield notes, its US$75 million incremental secured term loan, its repurchase and redemption of existing high yield notes and its associated consent solicitation.

Iron Mountain Incorporated

Acted for Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM) in connection with the divestiture of certain records and information management assets in the United States and Canada to Arkive, Inc., a portfolio company of the U.S.-based private equity firm, Summit Park Partners. The U.S. Department of Justice and Canadian Competition Bureau required these assets to be divested following IRM's US$2-billion acquisition of Recall Holdings Ltd.

MB Aerospace

Acted for MB Aerospace, a portfolio company of funds managed by Blackstone, in connection with its acquisition of Vac Aero Kalisz (Poland) from Vac Aero International.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with an earn-in agreement with Alicanto Minerals of Australia. Under the terms of the Earn-In, Barrick will be able to earn a 65% interest in the Arakaka project in northwest Guyana by meeting total funding requirements of US$10 million over 4 years.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in connection with its private placement of an aggregate of over $100 million of securities consisting of $51 million of two series of unsecured high yield notes and $53 million of a new class of non-voting, convertible, redeemable preferred shares.

WIND Mobile Corp. and its shareholders

Acted for WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) and its shareholders, including West Face Capital, in connection with the sale of WIND to Shaw Communications Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion.

Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partner

Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group, a premier real estate investment management firm operating in Canada and the United States, in its acquisition by Sun Life Financial Inc. for a purchase price of $560 million.

Alfa S.A.B. de C.V.

Acted for Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with its proposed acquisition, with Harbour Energy Ltd., of all of the outstanding common shares of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. for an all-cash purchase price of approximately $1.7 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $5 billion in debt. The acquisition was structured as a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in its acquisition, together with a consortium of investors including Globalive Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and LG Capital Investors, of the interests of VimpelCom Ltd. in Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (doing business as WIND Mobile).

United Technologies Corporation

Acted for United Technologies Corporation in connection with its sale of fuel cell intellectual property assets to Ballard Power Systems.

Golden Gate Capital

Acted for Golden Gate Capital in connection with its acquisition of Canada Fluorspar Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario).

InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for the Special Committee of InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the request of Orange Capital, LLC for a special meeting of unitholders and the settlement entered into among InnVest, Orange Capital and certain other unitholders.

True Gold Mining Inc.

Acted for True Gold Mining Inc. in connection with its $51.9-million financing consisting of a $42-million bought deal offering of units by way of short form prospectus and concurrent $9.9-million private placement of units to Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC, True Gold's largest shareholder.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions

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.

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.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

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

The Blackstone Group Inc.

Acted for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.

Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the majority shareholder of Sailfish Royalty Corp., in Sailfish's proposed acquisition of Terraco Gold Corp. pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) and the related 19.9% private placement by Wexford into Terraco.

Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the largest shareholder of Mako Mining Corp., in Mako's $27-million rights offering of common shares and the related standby commitment by an affiliate of Wexford.

Wexford Capital LP

Acted for Wexford Capital LP, the majority shareholder of Marlin Gold Mining Ltd., in a business combination transaction between Marlin and Golden Reign Resources Ltd. to form Mako Mining Corp. pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) and a related reorganization of Marlin's assets.

AutoCanada Inc.

Acted for the special committee of the board of directors of AutoCanada Inc. in its strategic alternatives review process to maximize shareholder value.

Fulcrum Capital Partners

Acted for Fulcrum Capital Partners in its equity investment in and related financing of Accucam Machining, a Canada-based supplier of steel parts to heavy original equipment manufacturers in material handling, agricultural and construction industries around the world.

Golden Gate Capital

Acted as Canadian counsel to Golden Gate Capital in its majority equity investment in the GAL group of companies, a leading North American designer, manufacturer and distributor of elevator components and systems.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its acquisition of the fixed wireless Internet access business of I-Netlink Incorporated and Manitoba Netset Ltd., operating in the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan as NetSet Communications.

Sentry Investments

Acted for Sentry Investments in its $780-million acquisition by CI Financial Corp. in a transaction that combines two of Canada's largest independent active asset managers.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$230 million in high yield notes, its US$75 million incremental secured term loan, its repurchase and redemption of existing high yield notes and its associated consent solicitation.

Iron Mountain Incorporated

Acted for Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM) in connection with the divestiture of certain records and information management assets in the United States and Canada to Arkive, Inc., a portfolio company of the U.S.-based private equity firm, Summit Park Partners. The U.S. Department of Justice and Canadian Competition Bureau required these assets to be divested following IRM's US$2-billion acquisition of Recall Holdings Ltd.

MB Aerospace

Acted for MB Aerospace, a portfolio company of funds managed by Blackstone, in connection with its acquisition of Vac Aero Kalisz (Poland) from Vac Aero International.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with an earn-in agreement with Alicanto Minerals of Australia. Under the terms of the Earn-In, Barrick will be able to earn a 65% interest in the Arakaka project in northwest Guyana by meeting total funding requirements of US$10 million over 4 years.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in connection with its private placement of an aggregate of over $100 million of securities consisting of $51 million of two series of unsecured high yield notes and $53 million of a new class of non-voting, convertible, redeemable preferred shares.

WIND Mobile Corp. and its shareholders

Acted for WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) and its shareholders, including West Face Capital, in connection with the sale of WIND to Shaw Communications Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion.

Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partner

Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group, a premier real estate investment management firm operating in Canada and the United States, in its acquisition by Sun Life Financial Inc. for a purchase price of $560 million.

Alfa S.A.B. de C.V.

Acted for Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with its proposed acquisition, with Harbour Energy Ltd., of all of the outstanding common shares of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. for an all-cash purchase price of approximately $1.7 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $5 billion in debt. The acquisition was structured as a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in its acquisition, together with a consortium of investors including Globalive Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and LG Capital Investors, of the interests of VimpelCom Ltd. in Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (doing business as WIND Mobile).

United Technologies Corporation

Acted for United Technologies Corporation in connection with its sale of fuel cell intellectual property assets to Ballard Power Systems.

Golden Gate Capital

Acted for Golden Gate Capital in connection with its acquisition of Canada Fluorspar Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario).

InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for the Special Committee of InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the request of Orange Capital, LLC for a special meeting of unitholders and the settlement entered into among InnVest, Orange Capital and certain other unitholders.

True Gold Mining Inc.

Acted for True Gold Mining Inc. in connection with its $51.9-million financing consisting of a $42-million bought deal offering of units by way of short form prospectus and concurrent $9.9-million private placement of units to Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC, True Gold's largest shareholder.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions

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.