Stuart Berger

Associate

Stuart Berger

Stuart Berger

Associate

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2017

Stuart is developing a diverse corporate practice.

He has assisted clients on a variety of transactions, including private and public mergers and acquisitions, banking, securities offerings, corporate governance and other corporate matters.

Stuart Berger

Associate

Stuart is developing a diverse corporate practice.

He has assisted clients on a variety of transactions, including private and public mergers and acquisitions, banking, securities offerings, corporate governance and other corporate matters.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in the negotiation and establishment of a $725-million second amended and restated revolving credit facility.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in its $1-billion public offering of 3.25% senior notes due 2029, issued in Canada. This offering was supported by the largest single-tranche order book on record in Canada.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in its US$1.25-billion public offering of 4.35% senior notes due 2049, issued in the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to US$4 billion of securities in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from Mitsubishi Corporation of a 50% interest in a portfolio of nine solar farms located in Ontario.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners on the acquisition and related financing of Canada Metal (Pacific) Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of branded products serving the recreational marine, commercial marine and industrial markets.

Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc.

Acted for Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. in its $88.7-million acquisition of Endy, one of Canada's leading mattress-in-a-box e-commerce players, and the financing of this acquisition through an increase in and amendment to its $210-million senior secured syndicated credit facility.

Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and Baffinland Iron Mines LP

Acted as Canadian counsel to Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and Baffinland Iron Mines LP in their U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$575 million 8.750% senior secured notes, the repurchase and redemption of an existing series of US$350 million senior secured notes, an associated consent solicitation and an amendment and joinder to the existing revolving credit agreement to increase the aggregate of incremental commitments.

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Acted as counsel to The Bank of Nova Scotia, the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders, in Pinnacle Renewable Holdings' US$37.1-million acquisition from The Westervelt Company of a 70% stake in an industrial wood pellet production facility in Alabama.

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC on the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in The State Group Inc., a leading North American multi-trade industrial and specialty services contractor.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in its private placement of $150 million of high yield notes due 2026.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in its private placement offerings of US$105 million of 4.67% senior unsecured notes due 2024, US$70 million of 4.87% senior unsecured notes due 2027, $15 million of 4.50% senior unsecured notes due 2024 and $30 million of 4.79% senior unsecured notes due 2027.

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.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $500-million public offering, by way of prospectus supplement, of 2.85% senior unsecured notes due 2023. Fortis established its first cross-border shelf prospectus on November 30, 2016, using the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its US$2 billion notes offering under Rule 144A with registration rights in the United States. The net proceeds were used to finance a portion of the cash consideration for the previously announced acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in the US$1.2-billion sale of a 19.9% interest in ITC Holdings Corp. to GIC, a sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Singapore.

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.

Crystallex International Corporation

Acting as counsel for the debtor in Crystallex International Corporation's proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Osgoode Hall Law School—Honourable F.H. Barlow Scholarship; Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Prize (Commercial Law, Business Associations, Securities Regulation and Taxation)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2017

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2016
Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, BA (Hons) (with Distinction), 2013

Stuart is developing a diverse corporate practice.

He has assisted clients on a variety of transactions, including private and public mergers and acquisitions, banking, securities offerings, corporate governance and other corporate matters.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in the negotiation and establishment of a $725-million second amended and restated revolving credit facility.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in its $1-billion public offering of 3.25% senior notes due 2029, issued in Canada. This offering was supported by the largest single-tranche order book on record in Canada.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in its US$1.25-billion public offering of 4.35% senior notes due 2049, issued in the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation to establish a base shelf prospectus qualifying up to US$4 billion of securities in Canada and the United States under the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Axium Infrastructure Inc.

Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from Mitsubishi Corporation of a 50% interest in a portfolio of nine solar farms located in Ontario.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners on the acquisition and related financing of Canada Metal (Pacific) Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of branded products serving the recreational marine, commercial marine and industrial markets.

Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc.

Acted for Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. in its $88.7-million acquisition of Endy, one of Canada's leading mattress-in-a-box e-commerce players, and the financing of this acquisition through an increase in and amendment to its $210-million senior secured syndicated credit facility.

Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and Baffinland Iron Mines LP

Acted as Canadian counsel to Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and Baffinland Iron Mines LP in their U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$575 million 8.750% senior secured notes, the repurchase and redemption of an existing series of US$350 million senior secured notes, an associated consent solicitation and an amendment and joinder to the existing revolving credit agreement to increase the aggregate of incremental commitments.

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Acted as counsel to The Bank of Nova Scotia, the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders, in Pinnacle Renewable Holdings' US$37.1-million acquisition from The Westervelt Company of a 70% stake in an industrial wood pellet production facility in Alabama.

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel to Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC on the acquisition and related financing of a majority stake in The State Group Inc., a leading North American multi-trade industrial and specialty services contractor.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in its private placement of $150 million of high yield notes due 2026.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in its private placement offerings of US$105 million of 4.67% senior unsecured notes due 2024, US$70 million of 4.87% senior unsecured notes due 2027, $15 million of 4.50% senior unsecured notes due 2024 and $30 million of 4.79% senior unsecured notes due 2027.

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.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $500-million public offering, by way of prospectus supplement, of 2.85% senior unsecured notes due 2023. Fortis established its first cross-border shelf prospectus on November 30, 2016, using the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its US$2 billion notes offering under Rule 144A with registration rights in the United States. The net proceeds were used to finance a portion of the cash consideration for the previously announced acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in the US$1.2-billion sale of a 19.9% interest in ITC Holdings Corp. to GIC, a sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Singapore.

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.

Crystallex International Corporation

Acting as counsel for the debtor in Crystallex International Corporation's proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Osgoode Hall Law School—Honourable F.H. Barlow Scholarship; Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Prize (Commercial Law, Business Associations, Securities Regulation and Taxation)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2017

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2016
Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, BA (Hons) (with Distinction), 2013