Simon is developing a broad corporate practice.
He has assisted clients on a range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance and other corporate matters.
Syndicate of Underwriters
Acting for a syndicate of underwriters led by J.P. Morgan, BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank on the US$2.2-billion cross-border initial public offering of subordinate voting shares and tangible equity units of GFL Environmental Inc., the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America. The offering is one of the largest IPOs in Canadian history.
BMO Capital Markets
Acted as Canadian and U.S. counsel to BMO Capital Markets in an at-the-market equity offering by cannabis company Organigram Holdings Inc. in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.
Shaw Communications Inc.
Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in a $548-million secondary bought deal offering of 80,630,383 Class B non-voting participating shares of Corus Entertainment Inc.
CIBC Capital Markets and Eight Capital
Acted for CIBC Capital Markets and Eight Capital as joint bookrunners, in the public offering of approximately $55 million of subordinated voting shares of Canopy Rivers Inc., an investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector, and the concurrent private placement, on an agency basis, of $30 million of subordinated voting shares of Canopy Rivers to Canopy Growth Corporation.
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, as (i) senior lender, in the incremental financing for Manulife's sale of Regional Power Inc., owner of the Bear Creek, Long Lake and White River hydroelectric projects; and (ii) project lender in connection with amendments to the existing project financing facilities.
Acted for Lazard Ltd., as financial advisor to Cronos Group, a globally diversified and vertically integrated cannabis company, in the $2.4-billion acquisition of a 45% equity stake in Cronos by Altria Group, Inc.
CIBC Capital Markets and GMP Securities LP
Acted for the syndicate of agents, led by CIBC Capital Markets and GMP Securities LP, in a private placement of subscription receipts of Canopy Rivers Corporation, an investment and operating platform structured to pursue opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. The private placement was conducted in connection with a reverse takeover of AIM2 Ventures Inc. by Canopy Rivers.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its strategic equity investment in Midas Gold Corp., which is advancing the Stibnite Gold Project in Idaho, and the negotiation of a related investor rights agreement.
Ironbridge Equity Partners
Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Avena Foods Limited, a leading supplier of gluten-free oats to the North American market.
RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank
Acted for the syndicate of underwriters, led by RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank, in connection with a US$173-million bought deal public offering of common shares of New Gold Inc. The net proceeds from the offering were used to finance the completion of the construction of the Rainy River gold project in Ontario, Canada.