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Shareholders of Suncoast Seafood Inc. and Raymond O’Neill & Son Fisheries Ltd. Complete $110 Million Sale Joel M. Rose, Jeremy D. Burke, Jesse Rosensweet, Joanne C. Coldwell, Barbara Worndl, Sarah Newman, Jessie Lewis and Emily Chittick Oct 26, 2021 Aird & Berlis advised the shareholders of Suncoast Seafood Inc. and Raymond O’Neill & Son Fisheri... Aird & Berlis advised the shareholders of Suncoast Seafood Inc. and Raymond O’Neill & Son Fisheries Ltd.
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Ronin Equity Partners Acquires Minus Forty Group, QBD Group Jack Bernstein, Martin Kovnats and Liam Tracey-Raymont Sep 28, 2021 Ronin Equity Partners, LLC ("Ronin"), a New York-based private equity firm, completed its simulta... Ronin Equity Partners, LLC ("Ronin"), a New York-based private equity firm, completed its simultaneous acquisition of the QBD Group and the Minus Forty Group, two North American manufacturers of commercial refrigeration equipment, including freezers, coolers and refrigerated merchandising product...
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Biomind Completes RTO of Crosswinds Holdings, $6 Million Private Placement and Listing on NEO Exchange Richard M. Kimel, Marek Lorenc and Danny Kharazmi Sep 23, 2021 Biomind Labs Inc. (formerly Crosswinds Holdings Inc.), completed a plan of merger under the BVI B... Biomind Labs Inc. (formerly Crosswinds Holdings Inc.), completed a plan of merger under the BVI Business Companies Act 2004 (British Virgin Islands) between Biomind Research Corp and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, which resulted in the reverse...
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Putman Investments Acquires Toys “R” Us Canada Tony Gioia, Graham Topa, Francesco Gucciardo, Barbara Worndl, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Stephen Zolf, R. Grant Cansfield and Lynn Tay Aug 30, 2021 On August 19, 2021, Putman Investments Inc., a Canadian-based, family-owned enterprise, announced... On August 19, 2021, Putman Investments Inc., a Canadian-based, family-owned enterprise, announced its acquisition of Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us Canada from Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Toys “R” Us, a household name in children’s toys, has 81 loc...
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EQ Inc. Acquires Paymi Steven L. Graff, Jeffrey K. Merk, Russell J. Sanders, Meredith McCann and Ryan Cohen Jul 05, 2021 EQ Inc., a leader in geospatial data and artificial intelligence driven software has acquired all... EQ Inc., a leader in geospatial data and artificial intelligence driven software has acquired all of the shares of Integrated Rewards Inc., and its consumer-facing application Paymi.com.
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Super Group Merges with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. and Lists on NYSE Peter K. Czegledy, Angela Swan and Lynn Tay Jun 24, 2021 Super Group, the parent of Betway, a global technology company delivering the world’s leading, re... Super Group, the parent of Betway, a global technology company delivering the world’s leading, regulated, online betting and gaming brands, has entered a definitive agreement to merge with Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. (SEAC), a publicly traded special purpose acquisi...
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Galane Gold Completes Acquisition of the Summit Mine and Banner Mill in New Mexico and $9 Million Private Placement Richard M. Kimel, Adria Leung Lim, Sean Green and Francesco Gucciardo Jun 07, 2021 On May 19, 2021, Galane Gold Ltd., through a wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the acquisition o... On May 19, 2021, Galane Gold Ltd., through a wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the acquisition of the Summit Mine and the infrastructure constituting the Banner Mill in New Mexico from Pyramid Peak Mining, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of W...
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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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TerrAscend Closes US$70 Million Acquisition of Keystone Canna Remedies Sherri M. Altshuler, Sean Mason and Al Turnbull May 03, 2021 On May 3, 2021, TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF), a leading North American cannabis ope... On May 3, 2021, TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF), a leading North American cannabis operator, completed its acquisition of Keystone Canna Remedies for US$70 million.
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Maritime Resources Announces Closing of Nugget Pond and Property Portfolio Acquisition Jeffrey K. Merk and Adria Leung Lim Apr 13, 2021 Aird & Berlis represented Maritime Resources Corp. in connection with the closing of an asset pur... Aird & Berlis represented Maritime Resources Corp. in connection with the closing of an asset purchase agreement with two subsidiaries of Rambler Metals and Mining PLC valued at approximately US$2.7 million.
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The Valens Company Completes Acquisition of Leading Canadian Edibles Manufacturer LYF Food Technologies Inc. Jeffrey K. Merk, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Francesco Gucciardo and Michael F. Horvat Mar 05, 2021 Kelowna, British Columbia with expertise in novel product creation, white label manufacturing and... Kelowna, British Columbia with expertise in novel product creation, white label manufacturing and infusion technologies, was acquired by The Valens Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of cannabis products.
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5045299 Completes Disposition of Common Shares and Options of Greenland Resources Inc. Jeffrey K. Merk Feb 24, 2021 5045299 Ontario Inc., a corporation formed on the amalgamation of 2449539 Ontario Inc. and Gupta ... 5045299 Ontario Inc., a corporation formed on the amalgamation of 2449539 Ontario Inc. and Gupta Group Mining and Resources Inc., has disposed of 17,333,333 common shares in the capital of Greenland Resources Inc.
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Cybin Completes $34 Million Bought Deal Offering Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Danny Kharazmi, Russell J. Sanders, Sean Green, Meredith McCann and Barbara Worndl Feb 04, 2021 Aird & Berlis acted for Cybin Inc., a biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic th... Aird & Berlis acted for Cybin Inc., a biotechnology company focused on progressing psychedelic therapeutics, in a bought deal short form prospectus offering.
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The Largest Cannabis SPAC in History Launches The Parent Company with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Roc Nation, Caliva and Left Coast Ventures Jack Bernstein, Francesco Gucciardo, Richard M. Kimel and Russell J. Sanders Jan 15, 2021 Aird & Berlis, in conjunction with U.S. law firms Reed Smith LLP and Cummings & Lockwood LLC, act... Aird & Berlis, in conjunction with U.S. law firms Reed Smith LLP and Cummings & Lockwood LLC, acted as legal counsel to Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and his affiliate entities in connection with the launch of The Parent Company.
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The Jordan Company to Acquire Majority Stake in Specialty Building Products from Madison Dearborn Partners Joel M. Rose, Danielle M. Shields, Barbara Worndl, Michael F. Horvat, Dennis M. O'Leary, Jesse Rosensweet, Stephen Zolf, Paige Backman, Kenneth Pimentel and Tony Sabeta, B.Eng. Dec 22, 2020 The Jordan Company, L.P., a private equity firm situated in Chicago and New York, signed a defini... The Jordan Company, L.P., a private equity firm situated in Chicago and New York, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Specialty Building Products, LLC, a leading distributor of specialty building products in North America.
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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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Cybin Completes RTO of Clarmin Explorations, $45 Million Private Placement and Listing on NEO Exchange Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Danny Kharazmi, Sean Green, Meredith McCann and Barbara Worndl Nov 05, 2020 Aird & Berlis acted for Cybin Corp. in RTO of Clarmin Explorations, $45 million private placement... Aird & Berlis acted for Cybin Corp. in RTO of Clarmin Explorations, $45 million private placement and listing on the NEO Exchange.
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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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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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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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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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Creso Pharma Completes Proposed Acquisition of Mernova Joel M. Rose, Jesse Rosensweet and Barbara Worndl Mar 21, 2018 Creso Pharma Limited (ASX: CPH) expanded into the Canadian market with the acquisition of Mernova Medicinal Inc. Mernova is a Nova Scotia-based privately-held company that has applied for a medical cannabis cultivation licence under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulati...
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Graycliff Partners Acquires North American Logistics Group Joel M. Rose, Joanne C. Coldwell, Jeremy D. Burke, Dennis M. O'Leary, Michael F. Horvat and Barbara Worndl Mar 21, 2018 Graycliff Partners, an independent investment firm with a focus on mid-market private equity opportunities, completed the acquisition of North American Logistics Group LLC, a transportation and warehousing entity with a presence in Western Canada and Ontario.
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Baird Capital Partners Completes Acquisition of Litecorr Global Inc. Joel M. Rose, Jesse Rosensweet, Stephen Zolf, Dennis M. O'Leary, Michael F. Horvat, Fiona Brown and Barbara Worndl Mar 21, 2018 Baird Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, acquired Litecorr Global Inc., a leading edge developer/manufacturer of LED lighting products for use in a variety of applications across a range of industries.
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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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Riverside Lobster International Inc. Completes Divestiture to Champlain Financial Corporation Joel M. Rose, Joanne C. Coldwell, Barbara Worndl, Jeremy D. Burke and Sarah Newman Aug 08, 2017 Riverside Lobster International Inc. recently completed its divestiture to Champlain Financial Corporation, a private equity firm headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Riverside is a prominent seafood processor and wholesale distributor located in Meteghan Center, No...
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Cheticamp Fisheries Completes Sale to Quebec-Based Private Equity Firm Joel M. Rose, Joanne C. Coldwell, Barbara Worndl, Jesse Rosensweet, Lorenzo Lisi, Fiona Brown and Ken Clark May 26, 2017 Pêcheries Cheticamp Fisheries Intl. (2016) Ltd. announced the completion of its acquisition... Pêcheries Cheticamp Fisheries Intl. (2016) Ltd. announced the completion of its acquisition by Champlain Financial Corporation, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Cheticamp Fisheries is a prominent seafood processor located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, supplying premium sno...
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A&B Advises on Award-Winning Management Buyout Deal Stanley W. L. Freedman, Steven L. Graff and Francesco Gucciardo Feb 16, 2017 The M&A Advisor recognized the management buyout of Thane International Inc. as the Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year in the over $50 million to $100 million category as part of its 11th Annual Turnaround Awards.
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Fleetwood Metal Industries Completes Sale to U.S.-Based Private Equity Firm Tony Gioia, Jeffrey K. Merk, Stephen Zolf, Barbra H. Miller, Paige Backman, Graham Topa and Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Nov 07, 2016 Fleetwood Metal Industries Inc., a successful Tier 1 automotive metal stamping, welding and assembly business with facilities in Ontario and Alabama, recently announced the completion of its sale to Milestone Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm. 
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LVS Inc. and its Founder Complete Sale of Shares to Avante Logixx Inc. Richard M. Kimel, Jeremy D. Burke and Elisabeth V. Atsaidis Apr 01, 2015

LVS Inc. and its founder completed the sale of all of the outstanding shares to Avante Logixx Inc. (TSXV: XX).

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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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National RV Communities, LLC Completed a US$800 Million Refinancing Nov 11, 2014 National RV Communities, LLC (now part of Carefree Communities Inc.) completed a US$800 million r... National RV Communities, LLC (now part of Carefree Communities Inc.) completed a US$800 million refinancing of a North America-wide recreational-based real estate portfolio.
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Telecommunications Company Completes $160 Million Indirect Sale Nov 04, 2014 The family owners of a large telecommunications company recently completed a $160 million indirec... The family owners of a large telecommunications company recently completed a $160 million indirect sale of their business through an auction process.
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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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A&B Advises on Sale of National Park’N Fly Car Park Business in Canada Aug 05, 2014 The current owners of Canada’s largest off-airport and only national car park company, Park’N Fly... The current owners of Canada’s largest off-airport and only national car park company, Park’N Fly, recently completed the sale of their parking business assets, including all real estate used in connection with the business located in several cities across Canada.
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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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A&B Acts in Formation of Skyline Retail REIT and $94M Acquisition Feb 10, 2014 A&B acted for Skyline Enterprises Management Inc. in the formation and initial acquisitions o... A&B acted for Skyline Enterprises Management Inc. in the formation and initial acquisitions of Guelph Ontario-based Skyline Retail Real Estate Investment Trust.
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A&B Expands Relationship with Post Foods Feb 03, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP has been able to maintain and expand its relationship with Post Foods. In addit... Aird & Berlis LLP has been able to maintain and expand its relationship with Post Foods. In addition to assisting Ralcorp in buying Post Foods and later spinning it out to Ralcorp shareholders, we recently worked on several transactions.
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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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A&B Acts For Haggar Clothing Co. in Acquisition of Tribal Sportswear Jan 13, 2014 A&B acted for Haggar Clothing Co., a leader in men’s apparel for over 85 years, in its acquis...

A&B acted for Haggar Clothing Co., a leader in men’s apparel for over 85 years, in its acquisition of Tribal Sportswear from Kilmer Capital Fund L.P. for an undisclosed amount.

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A&B Assists Prospect Capital Corporation in Acquisition Dec 06, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP provided Canadian legal services to Prospect Capital Corporation, a New York-ba... Aird & Berlis LLP provided Canadian legal services to Prospect Capital Corporation, a New York-based financial services entity (NYSE: PRY). In Q3 2013, we acted in connection with the acquisition of MITY Enterprises, Inc., a market-leading provider of multipurpose room furniture and specialty hea...
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A&B Represents Hecla Mining Company in Takeover Oct 15, 2013 In Q2 2013, Aird & Berlis LLP represented Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) in connection with ... In Q2 2013, Aird & Berlis LLP represented Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) in connection with its proposed takeover bid for the equity and near equity of U.S. Silver Combination following the announcement of U.S. Silver Corporation’s proposed share-exchange merger with RX Gold & Silver Inc.
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A&B Represents Cytochroma Canada Inc. in its Sale to Opko Health, Inc. for Gross Sale Proceeds of up to US$290 Million May 10, 2013 On March 4, 2013, a subsidiary of OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK), a multi-national biopharmaceutica... On March 4, 2013, a subsidiary of OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK), a multi-national biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, completed the acquisition of all of the assets and undertaking of Cytochroma Canada Inc., a privately held pharmace...
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