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Waygar Capital Completes $30 Million Financing Aaron Collins and Jonathan Yantzi Sep 16, 2021 Waygar Capital, as agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Fund, completed its $30,000,000 finan... Waygar Capital, as agent for Ninepoint Canadian Senior Debt Fund, completed its $30,000,000 financing of Enterprise Group Inc., a specialized equipment rental and services organization to Canada's energy sector, to fund asset purchases, enhance capital expenditures and diversify acquisition strat...
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Ontario Superior Court of Justice Approves CannTrust’s CCAA Plan Steven L. Graff and Jonathan Yantzi Jul 27, 2021 On July 16, 2021, CannTrust announced that its plan of compromise, arrangement and reorganization... On July 16, 2021, CannTrust announced that its plan of compromise, arrangement and reorganization was sanctioned by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as part of CannTrust’s restructuring proceedings under the CCAA.
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goeasy Ltd. Acquires LendCare for $320 Million Donald L. West, Jill P. Fraser, David Malach and Barbara Worndl May 04, 2021 On April 30, 2021, goeasy Ltd. (TSX: GSY), a full-service provider of goods and alternative finan... On April 30, 2021, goeasy Ltd. (TSX: GSY), a full-service provider of goods and alternative financial services, completed its acquisition of LendCare Holdings Inc., a Canadian point-of-sale consumer finance and technology company, from LendCare’s founders and CIVC Partners for $320 million
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Feronia Inc. Completes Restructuring Transaction Richard M. Kimel, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Steven L. Graff, Kyle B. Plunkett and Nathan Gates Nov 19, 2020 Feronia Inc. recently completed a third party sale and restructuring transaction, resulting in th... Feronia Inc. recently completed a third party sale and restructuring transaction, resulting in the sale of substantially all of the Company’s assets, including its direct and indirect equity interests in its operating subsidiary, Plantations et Huileries du Congo.
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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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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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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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MediPharm Labs Closes $38.7 Million Credit Facility with a Leading Canadian Schedule 1 Bank Aaron Collins 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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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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Veridian Corporation and Whitby Hydro Complete Merger Ron W. Clark, Jeremy D. Burke, 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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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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Guelph Hydro and Alectra Complete Amalgamation Ron W. Clark, Margaret T. Nelligan, Lisa E. Moreau, 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 and Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains 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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Baylin Technologies Inc. Completes $40.25 Million Bought Deal Offering and Acquisition of Alga Microwave Inc. Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler, Sean Mason, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Aaron Collins, Kyle B. Plunkett, Francesco Gucciardo and Stacey Blydorp Jul 18, 2018 Baylin Technologies Inc., a diversified leading global wireless technology management company, recently completed a $40.25 million bought deal public offering of subscription receipts and 6.5% extendible convertible unsecured debentures and the rel...
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Microsoft Reaches Settlement as Part of Nortel Networks Global Settlement Peter K. Czegledy and Harry M. Fogul Feb 22, 2018 Microsoft Corporation reached a significant settlement with Nortel Networks Corporation after insolvency proceedings, which took over nine years. The Nortel proceedings, which involved the largest insolvency in Canadian history, included a joint trial held before the Ontario Court of...
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Baylin Technologies Inc. Completes Acquisition of Radio Frequency and Microwave Divisions of Advantech Wireless Inc. Richard M. Kimel, Sean Mason, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Aaron Collins, Kyle B. Plunkett, R. Grant Cansfield, Fiona Brown and Sean Green Jan 18, 2018 Baylin Technologies Inc., a leading global wireless technology company with over 39 years of experience in designing, producing and supplying innovative antennas, recently completed an acquisition of assets from the radio frequency and micro...
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Acquisition of a Privately-Held Lumber Company Aaron Collins, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Tyler Brent Nov 20, 2017 Aird & Berlis acted as Ontario counsel in connection with the acquisition of a privately-held regional lumber company.
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Trevali Mining Corporation Completes $417 Million Acquisition of Glencore’s Rosh Pinah and Perkoa Zinc Mines Thomas A. Fenton, Peter K. Czegledy, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Barbara Worndl, Aaron Collins, Stephen Zolf, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Sean Green Sep 08, 2017 On August 31, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) completed the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of a portfolio of zinc assets from Glencore PLC and certain of its subsidiaries, including an 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Na...
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$100 Million Purchase and Servicing Agreement with Chartered Bank Jill P. Fraser May 31, 2017 As counsel to the chartered bank, Jill Fraser negotiated and structured various intercreditor and... As counsel to the chartered bank, Jill Fraser negotiated and structured various intercreditor and other priority agreements.
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$155 Million Syndicated Credit Facility for Specialty Food Distributor Jill P. Fraser and Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett May 31, 2017 Aird & Berlis represented the agent and the lenders with a team that included Jill Fraser and Jac... Aird & Berlis represented the agent and the lenders with a team that included Jill Fraser and Jacqueline Goslett.
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Leading Canadian Financial Institution Provides Financing to Alberta Condo Developer Sanjeev Mitra Apr 28, 2017 In connection with the matter, Sanj Mitra negotiated a side letter agreement for the bank regardi... In connection with the matter, Sanj Mitra negotiated a side letter agreement for the bank regarding enforcement.
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Acquisition of Private Label Credit Card Portfolio Jill P. Fraser and Kyle B. Plunkett Apr 28, 2017 Aird & Berlis represented the purchaser with a team that included Jill Fraser and Kyle Plunkett. Aird & Berlis represented the purchaser with a team that included Jill Fraser and Kyle Plunkett.
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Trevali Mining Corporation Signs Agreement to Purchase Glencore's Rosh Pinah and Perkoa Zinc Mines and Completes $265 Million Bought-Deal Financing Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Stephen Zolf, Aaron Collins, Barbara Worndl, Melanie Cole, Sherri M. Altshuler, Peter K. Czegledy and Thomas A. Fenton Apr 10, 2017 On March 13, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) (“Trevali”) entered into defin... On March 13, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) (“Trevali”) entered into definitive agreements with Glencore PLC (“Glencore”) and certain of its subsidiaries to acquire a portfoli...
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msi Spergel Court-Appointed Receiver of Three Pharmacy Businesses Sanjeev Mitra and Jeremy Nemers Mar 01, 2017 Aird & Berlis advised msi Spergel with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Jeremy Neme... Aird & Berlis advised msi Spergel with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Jeremy Nemers and Alyssa Gebert.
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Canadian Schedule I Bank Restructures Loan to Large Cosmetics Company Sanjeev Mitra Feb 28, 2017 On behalf of the bank, Sanj Mitra and Alyssa Gebert successfully negotiated and completed the ref... On behalf of the bank, Sanj Mitra and Alyssa Gebert successfully negotiated and completed the refinancing of the borrower.
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Canadian Schedule I Bank Assists Automotive Parts Manufacturing Companies through Refinancing Sanjeev Mitra and Kyle B. Plunkett Dec 01, 2016 Aird & Berlis advised the bank with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Alyssa Gebert ... Aird & Berlis advised the bank with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Alyssa Gebert and Kyle Plunkett.
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Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services Completes Sale of its Business Margaret T. Nelligan, Paige Backman, Melanie Cole, Sam Billard, Barbra H. Miller, Carol J. Burns and Barbara Worndl Nov 01, 2016

Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services completed the sale of all or substantially all of its assets to Ecotex Service Corporation in partnership with Fengate Capital Management.

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GreenSpace Brands Inc. Closes $7 Million Bought Deal Public Offering Sep 14, 2016

On September 2, 2016, GreenSpace Brands Inc. (“GreenSpace”) (TSXV:JTR), a developer, marketer and seller of premium natural food products, closed a bought deal short form prospectus offering for gross proceeds of over $7 million.

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Prominent Canadian Bank Sells Portfolio of Distressed Consumer Debt Sanjeev Mitra and Jeffrey K. Merk Sep 01, 2016 Aird & Berlis represented the Schedule I bank in connection with the sale with a team that was le... Aird & Berlis represented the Schedule I bank in connection with the sale with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Jeffrey Merk and Matthew Liberatore.
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Crestpoint Completes $36.5 Million Acquisition of a 50% Interest in North Toronto Station Jennifer A. Wainwright, Christie McNeill, Daniel Mahler, Sidonia J. Tomasella and Faruk Gafic Aug 16, 2016 Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd. completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in the property commonly known as North Toronto Station for approximately $36.5 million.
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$120 Million Construction and Term Financing Jill P. Fraser Jul 29, 2016 Aird & Berlis represented the financial advisor and lead arranger, as well as the syndicate of le... Aird & Berlis represented the financial advisor and lead arranger, as well as the syndicate of lenders with a team that included Jill Fraser, Aaron Silver and Anita Purushotham.
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GreenSpace Brands Completes Concurrent Acquisition of Central Roast Inc. and Prospectus Offering Jeffrey K. Merk, Andrew Magnus, Melanie Cole, Aaron Collins and Barbara Worndl Apr 14, 2016 GreenSpace Brands Inc. (TSXV: JTR) (“GreenSpace”), a developer, marketer and seller of premium natural food products, completed the acquisition of Central Roast Inc., a manufacturer and distributer of all-natural healthy snacks, for $10.75 million, payable...
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Trevali Mining Corporation Amends $52.5 Million Original Note Indenture Jan 08, 2016 On December 30, 2015, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX: TV) amended, by way of entering into a supplemental note indenture, its original note indenture with its senior secured holders of its $52.5 million senior secured notes placed on May 30, 2014 to extend and expand the debt facility.
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GreenSpace Brands Inc. Completes Acquisition of Love Child (Brands) Inc. and Private Placement Jeffrey K. Merk, Barbara Worndl, Ken Clark, R. Grant Cansfield and Aaron Collins Dec 08, 2015 GreenSpace Brands Inc. (TSXV: JTR) (“GreenSpace”), a developer, marketer and seller of premium natural food products, completed its acquisition of Love Child (Brands) Inc. (“Love Child”), a producer of 100% organic food for infants and toddlers, for an ...
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Stern Partners Acquires Comark’s Retail Business and Assets Sam Babe Aug 20, 2015 Pacific West Commercial Corporation (Pacific West), an affiliate of Vancouver-based Stern Partners Inc. (Stern Partners), completed the acquisition of the business and assets of Comark Inc. (Comark), a leading Canadian specialty apparel retailer with over 300 stores across Canada.
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Transeastern Power Trust Acquires $40 Million Romanian Photovoltaic Solar Power Production Plants Jul 27, 2015 Transeastern Power Trust acquired two photovoltaic solar power production plants in Romania for a gross purchase price of over $40 million and concurrent debt and equity financings valued at over $18 million.
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Feronia Inc. Completes US$9.18 Million Private Placement of Secured Convertible Debentures and Amendment of Existing US$7.15 Million Debentures Jul 16, 2015 Feronia Inc. completed a private placement of US$9.18 million principal amount of secured convertible debentures and the amendment of existing debentures. With these subscriptions and the US$7.15 million principal ...
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Chesswood Group Limited Completes Acquisition Richard Epstein, Richard M. Kimel, Francesco Gucciardo, Jill P. Fraser and Jeremy D. Burke Mar 18, 2015 On March 18, 2015, Chesswood Group Limited announced that it had completed the acquisition of all of the shares in the capital of, and certain shareholder loan receivables in respect of, Blue Chip Leasing Corporation and EcoHome Financial Inc.
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Feronia Inc. Completes US$7.15 Million Private Placement of Secured Convertible Debentures Jan 22, 2015 Feronia Inc. completed a private placement of US$7.15 million principal amount of secured convertible debentures. Interest on the debentures is 12% per annum, compounded semi-annually, and shall accrue and be payable upon maturity, unless converted earlier.
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Nucap Refinances Global Manufacturing Businesses Nov 24, 2014 Nucap Industries Inc. refinanced its global manufacturing businesses in Canada, the United States, Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg with an amended and restated credit agreement and a revised lending syndicate. The global security package of the lending syndicate was confirmed and renewed.
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Concord Pacific Developments Closes Second Solar Farm Purchase from Canadian Solar Sep 09, 2014 On September 8, 2014, an affiliate of Concord Pacific Developments completed the post-constructio... On September 8, 2014, an affiliate of Concord Pacific Developments completed the post-construction purchase of the 10MW AC ‘Mighty Solar’ solar generation electricity project from an affiliate of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ-CISQ) for a purchase price of over $60 million...
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A&B Assists International Law Firm with Potential Expansion into Canada Aug 15, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP acted for an international law firm in connection with its potential expans... Aird & Berlis LLP acted for an international law firm in connection with its potential expansion into Canada when it was considering the establishment of a relationship with a law firm to be newly formed with lawyers from a failing Canadian law firm.
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A&B Represents Private Equity Firm on Various Transactions Aug 15, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP was selected by Prospect Street Capital, a large, New York-based private eq... Aird & Berlis LLP was selected by Prospect Street Capital, a large, New York-based private equity firm with investments throughout the world, to act for them on various transactions.
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A&B Acts for Electrum Group Aug 15, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP continues to act for the Electrum Group in connection with its maintenance ... Aird & Berlis LLP continues to act for the Electrum Group in connection with its maintenance and its large and economically valuable positions in numerous Canadian public resource companies. We have: continued to maintain and monitor the portfolio and the various regulatory requirements;...
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Mevotech L.P. Receives Investment of Growth Capital Apr 21, 2014 Mevotech L.P. received an investment of growth capital from Penfund, a leading Canadian private e... Mevotech L.P. received an investment of growth capital from Penfund, a leading Canadian private equity firm, to help support its growth.
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Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. Completes US$117 Million Acquisition of San Antonio Colombia Jan 30, 2014 On November 1, 2013, Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. (“Estrella”) (TSX Venture Exchan... On November 1, 2013, Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. (“Estrella”) (TSX Venture Exchange: EEN) completed the final step in its acquisition of the Colombian oil and gas service operations of San Antonio International (“San Antonio”).
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A&B Assists National RV Communities LLC in Acquisition Jan 17, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP has completed two acquisition transactions of vacation parks in Ontario for... Aird & Berlis LLP has completed two acquisition transactions of vacation parks in Ontario for National RV Communities LLC (now part of the Carefree Communities Inc.).
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