Nir acts for clients in matters related to corporate issues, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.
He began his law career as an associate at a highly regarded Israeli firm, where he advised clients on private equity investments and general corporate matters.
Acting for Fortis Inc. in its $500-million at-the-market public offering of common shares, which will be sold through the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange or on any other marketplace in Canada or the United States on which the common shares are traded.
Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with its issuance of an aggregate principal amount of approximately US$2 billion of registered notes in exchange for notes previously issued to U.S. investors on a private placement basis. The new notes issued as a result of the exchange offer were qualified by a prospectus supplement under a cross-border shelf prospectus filed under the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system.
Acted for PSP Investments as a member in a consortium that purchased Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data center solutions in support of mission-critical applications, from Silver Lake. Other members of the consortium included Digital Bridge Holdings LLC and TIAA Investments.
Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc.
Acted for Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc. in connection with a proposed public offering of common stock and related public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Acted for Amcor Limited in connection with its acquisition of Alusa, the largest flexible packaging business in South America, with operations in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Colombia.
The Aristotle Corporation
Acted for The Aristotle Corporation in connection with the sale of that company to the private equity firm Wasserstein & Co. The Aristotle Corporation, headquartered in Fort Atkinson, WI, is a leading developer and value-added distributor of specialty products for the education, healthcare training, laboratory testing and agricultural end markets.
Public Sector Pension Investment Board
Acted for Public Sector Pension Investment Board in connection with the acquisition by way of a joint venture with Henley Holding Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, of a 58 million square foot portfolio of core industrial properties held by investment funds owned and managed by Exeter Property Group for US $3.15 billion.
Ironbridge Equity Partners
Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Alliance Corporation, a distributor and manufacturer of products and solutions for North American wireless, broadband, broadcast and wireline networks.
Tippmann US Holdco, Inc. (part of the G.I. Sportz Group)
Acted for G.I. Sportz Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Kee Action Sports, a leading manufacturer and distributor of paintball sporting goods, equipment and apparel, based in New Jersey with distribution facilities located across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership
Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group in its acquisition of Landon Butler & Co. and NewTower Trust Company, the investor relations and capital-raising firm and trustee of the Multi-Employer Property Trust, an open-end commingled real estate equity fund that invests in a diversified portfolio of institutional-quality real estate assets in the United States and has in excess of $6 billion in net asset value as of June 30, 2015.
SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2017
Apr. 12, 2018 - Within the first hundred days of taking office, President Trump reiterated his commitment to scaling back existing financial regulations. In February 2017, President Trump signed into law Congress’s repeal of the extractive industry transparency rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...
SEC Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure
Apr. 12, 2018 - On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted interpretive guidance to assist domestic reporting companies in their efforts to comply with the pay ratio disclosure required by item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. On...
SEC Approves an NYSE Rule Amendment Prohibiting Release of Material News After Market Close
Apr. 12, 2018 - On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) rule amendment – revised Rule 202. 06 – prohibiting NYSE-listed companies from releasing material news after the NYSE’s official trading closing time (NYSE Closing Time) until the...
SEC Expands the Use of Confidential Submissions of Draft Registration Statements
July 20, 2017 - The staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently began accepting from all issuers confidential submissions of draft registration statements for review by the SEC staff in certain cases. Before this policy change, under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of ...
SEC Adopts Final Rule Shortening Settlement Cycle to T+2
Mar. 28, 2017 - On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule amending Rule 15c6-1(a) under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to shorten the standard settlement cycle from three to two business days (i.e., from T+3 to T+2) for most broker-dealer...
SEC Rulemaking Developments 2016
Feb. 16, 2017 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2016. As part of its Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative launched at the end of 2013, the SEC continued to propose and adopt rules that are intended to improve and modernize the disclosure requirements for reporting...
2016 Canadian Capital Markets Report: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Mar. 09, 2016 - The past year was a roller coaster of a year for Canadian capital markets, beginning much how it ended – with a devalued Canadian dollar, lower interest rates in Canada and a shift in regional growth from the west to central Canada. Against the background of these market realities, the focus of ...
SEC Rulemaking Developments in 2015
Feb. 22, 2016 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2015. Consistent with the reforms that began in 2012 with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, Congress and the SEC continued their push to improve access to capital across the spectrum of issuers – from...
SEC Adopts CEO Pay Ratio Rule
Aug. 24, 2015 - On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933 to require most SEC-registered U.S. companies to disclose the ratio of the compensation of their chief executive officer (or any...