Stephen is developing a broad corporate practice.
He has assisted clients on a variety of transactions, including private equity fund formation and investments, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and general corporate matters.
Prior to joining Davies, Stephen worked as a law clerk for the Honourable Justice Donald J. Rennie at the Federal Court of Appeal.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its earn-in arrangement with Precipitate Gold Corp. (PGC), under which Barrick was granted the right to acquire a 70% interest in PGC's Pueblo Grande project in the Dominican Republic, and a related subscription for common shares of PGC.
Hostess Brands, Inc.
Acted as Canadian counsel to Hostess Brands Inc. in its $425-million acquisition of Voortman Cookies Limited from Swander Pace Capital.
FCF Co. Ltd.
Acted as Canadian counsel for FCF Co., Ltd. in its US$928-million acquisition of all the assets of Clover Leaf Foods and Bumble Bee Foods, North America's largest branded shelf-stable seafood companies, under a sale proceeding conducted under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Anson Advisors Inc. and Anson Funds Management LP
Acting for Anson Advisors Inc. and Anson Funds Management LP with the structuring and documentation of Anson North Star Tactical Equity Fund L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, with a Canadian feeder formed as a unit trust, a Canadian feeder formed as an Ontario limited partnership, a Cayman Islands feeder and potentially a U.S. feeder fund.
Northleaf Capital Partners
Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the formation of Northleaf Senior Private Credit, an open-ended credit fund formed to make senior secured loans to private-equity backed companies.
Northleaf Capital Partners
Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the formation of Northleaf Private Credit II, a closed-end credit fund focused on making loans to mid-market private equity backed companies.
COVID-19: Considerations for Investment Funds
Mar. 24, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic will affect managers of hedge funds and other similarly structured open-ended private funds in a number of ways. The nature and extent to which any particular fund and its manager are affected by COVID-19 will depend on the stage and maturity of the fund, the investment...
COVID-19: What Private Fund Managers Need to Know Now
Mar. 24, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic will affect managers of private funds in several ways. The nature and extent to which any particular fund manager is affected by COVID-19 will depend on many factors, including the type of fund, the investor base of the fund and whether the fund is currently being marketed to...
ILPA Principles 3.0: Back to the Future?
Sept. 16, 2019 - In June 2019, the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) published a third version of principles that set out ILPA’s view of industry best practices (ILPA 3.0). ILPA 3.0 contains several recommendations regarding the ways in which fund sponsors should structure their funds to ensure a...