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Representative Matters
Maritime Resources Completes $8.7 Million Bought Deal Private Placement Jeffrey K. Merk, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Russell J. Sanders, Carol J. Burns, Barbara Worndl and Vernon Lin Aug 21, 2020 Maritime Resources Corp., a Canadian gold mining and exploration company, completed a bought deal... Maritime Resources Corp., a Canadian gold mining and exploration company, completed a bought deal private placement of common shares and flow-through common shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $8.7 million.
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Energy+ Closes $55 Million Offering of Unsecured Debentures Jill P. Fraser, Melanie Cole and Meredith McCann Aug 10, 2020 On August 10, 2020, Energy+ Inc. closed a $55 million offering of 2.968% senior unsecured debentu... On August 10, 2020, Energy+ Inc. closed a $55 million offering of 2.968% senior unsecured debentures due August 10, 2060.
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Nextleaf Solutions Ltd. Completes Acquisition of Licensed Processor Melanie Cole, Alicia McKeag, Barbara Worndl and Saam Nainifard Aug 04, 2020 Nextleaf Solutions Ltd., an innovative Canadian cannabis extractor, recently completed the acquis... Nextleaf Solutions Ltd., an innovative Canadian cannabis extractor, recently completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Nextleaf Labs Ltd., a company that holds Health Canada standard processing and research licenses under the Cannabis Act (Canada).
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MediPharm Labs Completes $37.8 Million Private Placement Melanie Cole, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Meredith McCann and Aaron Collins Jun 22, 2020 MediPharm Labs Corp., a global leader in specialized, research-driven pharmaceutical-quality cann... MediPharm Labs Corp., a global leader in specialized, research-driven pharmaceutical-quality cannabis extraction, distillation and derivative products, recently completed a private placement with an institutional investor for aggregate gross proceeds of $37,822,500.
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Aird & Berlis Successfully Resists Summary Judgment Motions in Lawyer Negligence Case Timothy J. Hill and Vedran Simkic Jun 16, 2020 The corporate plaintiffs successfully resisted two summary judgment motions brought by the defend... The corporate plaintiffs successfully resisted two summary judgment motions brought by the defendant law firms seeking a dismissal of the underlying professional negligence action.
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Champignon Brands Completes $15 Million Bought Deal Private Placement Jeffrey K. Merk, Melanie Cole, Russell J. Sanders and Francesco Gucciardo Jun 11, 2020 Aird & Berlis advised Champignon Brands Inc., a ketamine clinic operator, psychedelic medicine IP... Aird & Berlis advised Champignon Brands Inc., a ketamine clinic operator, psychedelic medicine IP aggregator and novel drug discoverer, in connection with its $15 million bought deal private placement.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $300 Million Debt Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Jun 11, 2020 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of distinc... Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities and network-dense urban data centres in Toronto, recently completed a $300 million debt offering of 3.131% series G senior unsecured debentures.
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Maritime Resources Corp. Completes $3.5 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Jeffrey K. Merk, Liam Tracey-Raymont, David Mba and Carol J. Burns May 18, 2020 Aird & Berlis advised Maritime Resources Corp., a Canadian gold mining and exploration company, i... Aird & Berlis advised Maritime Resources Corp., a Canadian gold mining and exploration company, in its non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $3.5 million.
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Laridae Communications Inc. Successful in Bringing Application Against the Co-Operators General Insurance Company Timothy J. Hill and Brian Chung May 15, 2020 Laridae Communications Inc., a communications and media consulting firm, successfully brought an ... Laridae Communications Inc., a communications and media consulting firm, successfully brought an application against its insurer, the Co-Operators General Insurance Company, requiring it to defend Laridae in respect of a third party claim arisi...
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Town of Lincoln Successful Against Insurer Timothy J. Hill and Brian Chung May 15, 2020 The Town of Lincoln, represented by litigation lawyers Tim Hill and Brian Chung, successfully bro... The Town of Lincoln, represented by litigation lawyers Tim Hill and Brian Chung, successfully brought an application requiring its insurer, AIG Insurance Company of Canada, to defend it in respect of an underlying damages claim for $1 million by a local winery business.
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Highway 104 Twinning Project Reaches Financial Close Douglas J. S. Younger, Heidi Visser, Ryan R. Chalmers, Jesse Rosensweet and Sarah Newman May 13, 2020 The Government of Nova Scotia and Dexter Nova Alliance reached financial close on the Highway 104 Twinning Project on May 6, 2020. The project includes $364 million for construction and structures, and $196 million for maintenance, rehabilitation and financing, with a total contract amount of app...
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Aird & Berlis Advises Psychedelic Medicine Sector Company on Operations Jeffrey K. Merk, Russell J. Sanders, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Michael F. Horvat, Marco Gammone, Faruk Gafic and Francesco Gucciardo May 01, 2020 Aird & Berlis is providing a wide range of ongoing advice to a ketamine clinic operator, psychede... Aird & Berlis is providing a wide range of ongoing advice to a ketamine clinic operator, psychedelic medicine IP aggregator and novel drug discoverer.
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Aird & Berlis Advises on Sale of Company in the Psychedelic Medicine Sector Jeffrey K. Merk, Russell J. Sanders and Francesco Gucciardo Apr 29, 2020 Aird & Berlis represented a leading Canadian ketamine clinic operator, psychedelic medicine IP ag... Aird & Berlis represented a leading Canadian ketamine clinic operator, psychedelic medicine IP aggregator and novel drug discoverer in connection with its sale to a company specializing in the formulation of a suite of medicinal mushrooms health products.
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Aird & Berlis Advises on Acquisition in the Psychedelic Medicine Sector Jeffrey K. Merk, Russell J. Sanders, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Michael F. Horvat, Faruk Gafic and Francesco Gucciardo Apr 29, 2020 Aird & Berlis represented a leading alternative medicine business incubator, IP aggregator and so... Aird & Berlis represented a leading alternative medicine business incubator, IP aggregator and solutions provider in connection with its acquisition of a Canadian intravenous ketamine infusion therapy clinic.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $400 Million Debt Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Feb 26, 2020 On February 21, Allied completed an offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of Series F Debentures pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated February 6, 2020 to a short form base shelf prospectus dated November 19, 2019.
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Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. Acts As Trustee in NIS 500 Million Bond Offering Nili Goldman, Aaron Collins and Eveleen Lal Jan 27, 2020 Mishmeret Trust Company Ltd. acted as the trustee for the Israeli bondholders in connection with the bond offering by The Elad Group, which completed an initial debt issue on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and raised NIS 500 million in a private bond placement to investment institut...
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1Password Completes a US$200-Million Series A Round Steven Kelman, David Takenaka, Aaron Baer, Paige Backman and Barbara Worndl Dec 16, 2019 1Password, a leading password manager and digital vault, completed a US$200-million Series A Round led by Accel, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $345 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith and Neill Kalvin Dec 04, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $345 million public equity offering of units.
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Drake Launches Cannabis Wellness Company with Canopy Growth Jack Bernstein, Francesco Gucciardo, Andrew Nicholls, Martin Kovnats, Liam Tracey-Raymont and Faruk Gafic Nov 07, 2019 Aubrey Drake Graham, in agreements with Toronto-based Canopy Growth Corporation, launched More Life Growth Company™.
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TD Bank Leads $64 Million Syndicated Credit Facilities Jill P. Fraser and Kyle B. Plunkett Oct 23, 2019 Sangoma Technologies Inc. and Sangoma U.S. Inc. entered into a syndicated loan agreement with certain Schedule 1 banks.
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Pistil Partners Completes Financing and Strategic Acquisition Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole and Meredith McCann Oct 21, 2019 Pistil Partners Inc. completed a private placement of its common shares and acquisition of Ironside Hemp Company Inc., a private U.S.-based hemp management company.
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MediPharm Labs Closes $38.7 Million Credit Facility with a Leading Canadian Schedule 1 Bank Aaron Collins and Randy T. Hooke Oct 10, 2019 MediPharm Labs Corp., a global leader in cannabis extraction, distillation, purification and cannabinoid isolation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, MediPharm Labs Inc., closed a credit facility with a prominent Canadian Schedule 1 bank for an aggregate $38.7 m...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $300 Million Debt Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Meredith McCann, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Oct 09, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $300 million debt offering of 3.113% series E senior unsecured debentures.
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Thar Process Completes US$10 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Richard M. Kimel, Adria Leung Lim and Russell J. Sanders Sep 20, 2019 Thar is a U.S.-based provider of CO2 extraction and purification solutions for the hemp and cannabis industries.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $300 Million Debt Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Aug 16, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust recently completed a $300 million debt offering of 3.394% series D senior unsecured debentures.
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Charlesfort Developments Awarded $4.5 Million in Damages in Lawsuit with the City of Ottawa Timothy J. Hill, N. Jane Pepino, Mark van Zandvoort, Angela Swan and Dillon Collett Jul 25, 2019 Charlesfort Developments Ltd. has been successful in its lawsuit brought against the City of Ottawa regarding a land use planning matter related to a new condominium development.
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Harvest One Cannabis Acquires Delivra Margaret T. Nelligan, Adria Leung Lim, Anne E. Miatello, Russell J. Sanders, David Takenaka, John J. Longo, Barbara Worndl and Erica L. Lowthers, PhD Jul 04, 2019 Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: HVT), a global cannabis company in the health and wellness space, acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of biotechnology company Delivra Corp. (TSXV: DVA).
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Fluent, Inc. Completes Acquisition of AdParlor Holdings, Inc. Peter K. Czegledy, Francesco Gucciardo, Barbra H. Miller, Sam Billard, Ken Clark, John J. Longo, Stephen Zolf and Saam Nainifard Jul 03, 2019 Fluent, Inc. (“Fluent”), a leading data-driven performance marketing company, signed a definitive agreement to acquire AdParlor Holdings, Inc. ("AdParlor") and its group of companies.
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $345 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Jun 24, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of distinctive urban workspace in Canada’s major cities and network-dense urban data centres in Toronto that form Canada’s hub for global connectivity, recently completed a $345 million public equity of...
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Commercial Gaming Association of Ontario Concludes Multi-Year Negotiation with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Peter K. Czegledy and Aaron Baer Jun 20, 2019 A multi-year negotiation has successfully concluded between the Commercial Gaming Association of Ontario and its members and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation over a new form of agreement and policies to be adopted across the c...
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MediPharm Labs Completes $75 Million Bought Deal Financing Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Melanie Cole, Meredith McCann and Barbara Worndl Jun 18, 2019 MediPharm Labs Corp., a leader in specialized, research-driven cannabis extraction and cannabinoid isolation, recently completed a $75 million bought deal offering of common shares.
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Feronia Inc. Completes US$19.3 Million Private Placement and Debt Settlement Richard M. Kimel and Amy Marcen-Gaudaur Jun 06, 2019 Feronia Inc. recently completed a US$19.3 million private placement of common shares issued to existing shareholders Straight KKM 2 Limited, CDC Group plc and Golden Oil Holdings Limited at an issuance price of CAD$0.075 per share.
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Harborside Completes Reverse Takeover of Lineage Grow Company Ltd. Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Adria Leung Lim, Sean Green and Barbara Worndl May 30, 2019 On May 30, 2019, Harborside Inc. completed its reverse takeover of FLRish, Inc. pursuant to the terms of a merger agreement among the Company, FLRish and Lineage Merger Sub Inc.
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Alexandria Minerals Corporation Acquired by O3 Mining Inc. Jeffrey K. Merk, Thomas A. Fenton, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Nathan Gates and Francesco Gucciardo May 21, 2019 Alexandria Minerals Corporation entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Chantrell Ventures Corp. and was acquired by O3 Mining Inc.
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Eve & Co Completes $10.45 Million Special Warrant Bought Deal Private Placement Richard M. Kimel, Melanie Cole and Sean Green May 10, 2019 On May 10, 2019, Eve & Co Incorporated completed a bought deal private placement of 20,900,000 special warrants at a price of $0.50 per special warrant for aggregate gross proceeds of $10,450,000. Eve & Co intends to use the net proceeds for greenhouse expansion and for working...
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First Capital Realty Inc. Completes $133 Million Sale of Shopping Centre Portfolio Nili Goldman May 09, 2019 First Capital Realty Inc. completed its sale of a 50% interest in six net-leased, grocery-anchored shopping centers located in Ontario and Quebec to Firm Capital Property Trust for a purchase price of $133 million.
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Maritime Resources Corp. Completes Non-Brokered Private Placement Jeffrey K. Merk, Nathan Gates and Liam Tracey-Raymont Apr 26, 2019 Maritime Resources Corp. (TSXV: MAE), a gold mining & exploration company, completed a non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $6.1 million.
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Veridian Corporation and Whitby Hydro Complete Merger Ron W. Clark, Jeremy D. Burke, Stephen Crawford, Sarah Newman, Dennis M. O'Leary, Barbara Worndl, Lorenzo Lisi and Barbra H. Miller Apr 01, 2019 On April 1, 2019, Veridian Corporation and Whitby Hydro Energy Corporation amalgamated to form Elexicon Corporation, and their subsidiaries amalgamated to form a single regulated electricity distribution subsidiary, Elexicon Energy Inc., and a non-regulated subsidiary, Elexicon Group Inc.
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Eve & Co Enters into Credit Facility to Fund Expansion of Its Greenhouse Production Facility Richard M. Kimel, Melanie Cole, Sean Green and Daniel Mahler Mar 19, 2019 On March 19, Eve & Co Incorporated, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Natural MedCo Ltd., entered into an $18,700,000 construction facility with Royal Bank of Canada to fund the completion of a 780,000 sq. ft. expansion of its greenhouse production facility loca...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $230 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith, Neill Kalvin and Barbara Worndl Mar 11, 2019 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $230 million public equity offering of units.
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Firesteel Resources Acquires Remaining Interest of Nordic Mines Marknad AB Thomas A. Fenton, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Aaron Collins, Peter K. Czegledy and Carol J. Burns Feb 05, 2019 Firesteel Resources Inc., a mining company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of prospective precious and base metal properties in Canada and around the world, exercised its Minority Buy-Out Right to acquire the remaining 40% interest of Nordic Mines Marknad AB.
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Muslim Green Cemetery Successful in Application John J. Longo Jan 09, 2019 Muslim Green Cemeteries Corporation, represented by litigation lawyers John Longo and Patrick Copeland, has been successful in a number of applications (and resulting appeals) involving Toronto Muslim Cemetery Corporation.
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Guelph Hydro and Alectra Complete Amalgamation Ron W. Clark, Margaret T. Nelligan, Lisa E. Moreau, Stephen Crawford, Barbara Worndl, Barbra H. Miller, Jill P. Fraser and Sarah Newman Jan 01, 2019 On January 1, 2019, following extensive community engagement and approval by Guelph City Council and the Ontario Energy Board, the City of Guelph, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc., transferred 100% percent of the equity in the capital of Guelph Hydro Electric Sy...
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Management Buyout Completed of Launchlife International Inc. Stanley W. L. Freedman, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Gobind Ahuja Dec 13, 2018 The management buyout of Launchlife International Inc., a North American private career college operator and franchisor, was recently completed.
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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Successful at Board of Review Hearing David S. Reiter Nov 20, 2018 The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, the Minister responsible for Canada Post Corporation, has issued a final prohibitory order that will prevent the delivery of the publication Your Ward News, or any substantially similar material developed by its authors, through ...
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Nordic Gold Finalizes Supplemental US$7 Million in Funding Thomas A. Fenton, Sean Mason and Melanie Cole Nov 19, 2018 Nordic Gold Corp., a junior mining company with a near production gold mine in Finland, finalized all documents in relation to PFL Raahe Holdings LP, providing US$7 million in additional funding to enable Nordic to reach production at the Laiva Gold Mine.
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MediPharm Labs Corp. Completes Qualifying Transaction and Commences Trading on the TSXV Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Melanie Cole Oct 10, 2018 On October 1, 2018, MediPharm Labs Corp. completed its business combination with MediPharm Labs Inc., which resulted in a reverse take-over of the Company by the shareholders of the Target and constituted the “Qualifying Transaction” of the Company as such term is defin...
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Allied Properties REIT Completes $155 Million Public Equity Offering Margaret T. Nelligan, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Melanie Cole, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Michael D. Smith and Barbara Worndl Oct 02, 2018 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $155 million public equity offering of units.
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