Representative Transactions

2017

North American Lithium Inc. – $52.5 million financing [October 25, 2017]

Comprised of $26.5 million brokered by GMP Securities L.P. as lead agent and sole bookrunner together with a syndicate of agents, including Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Cormark Securities Inc. in addition to a $30 million non-brokered financing.

Lead counsel: Sean O’Neill; Co-counsel: Conrad Nest; Claudia Losie; Brent Grunenberg

Benchmark Botanics Inc. (CSE: BBT)

$5.27 million financing and listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange. [November 3, 2017]

Lead counsel: Sean O’Neill; Co-counsel: Claudia Losie

eXeBlock Technology Corporation (CSE: XBLK)

Non-Offering Prospectus and $6.65 million equity financing of subscription receipts and listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange. This was the first prospectus ever filed in Canada for a blockchain company. [November 15, 2017]

Lead counsel: Claudia Losie

Real Estate Investment Trust

Structure and formation of mutual fund trust and private equity exempt market financing of $20,239,548 and real estate development acquisition. [October 31, 2017]

Lead counsel: Sean O’Neill

Real Estate Investment Limited Partnership

Structure and formation of Canada/US cross-border real estate investment vehicle and private equity exempt market financing of $2,112,500. [Multiple tranches in 2017]

Lead counsel: Sean O’Neill

 

2016

Ecuador Gold and Copper Corp. (TSXV: EGX)

Plan of arrangement for an all share deal wherein Lumina Gold Corp. (TSXV: LUM) acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of EGX in exchange for 70,094,523 shares of LUM for a value of approximately $56.78 million. [November 1, 2016]

Lead counsel: Sean O’Neill; Co-counsel: Claudia Losie

Northern Sun Mining Corp. (TSXV: NSC)

Going private transaction and de-listing from the TSX Venture Exchange by way of court approved plan of arrangement including acquisition of 40% of issued and outstanding shares of NSC. [April 26, 2016]

Lead counsel: Sean O’Neill; Co-counsel: Claudia Losie

Real Estate Investment Limited Partnership

Structure and formation of Canada/US cross-border real estate investment vehicle and private equity exempt market financing of $7,900,000. [Multiple tranches in 2016]

Lead counsel: Sean O’Neill

 

2015

Ecuador Gold and Copper Corp. (TSXV: EGX)

Corporate reorganization, debt settlements and convertible debenture financing of approximately US$2,465,000.

Lead counsel: Sean O’Neill

 

2014

Para Resources Inc. (TSX-V: PBR)

$345,000 financing, existing shareholders private placement. Acted as issuer’s counsel for a $345,000 brokered private placement that was the first to utilize the new private placement exemption for existing shareholders, which closed August 22, 2014.

Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX-V: PNG)

$2.3 million financing and qualifying transaction. Acted as issuer’s counsel in respect of a qualifying transaction and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange with a $2.1 million pre-closing financing by Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. and a separate $200,000 pre-closing financing, closed February 24, 2014. Of note is that we were able to obtain a sponsorship waiver for the transaction, which has rarely if ever been granted by the TSX Venture Exchange for a non-resource listing. This saved Kraken considerable sponsorship fees and time and expenses that would normally be incurred in satisfying sponsorship obligations. We believe this to be a very good example of our “outside the box” approach to completing transactions quickly and cost effectively.

North Arrow Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: NAR)

$5.0 million bought deal financing. Acted as issuer’s counsel for a $5 million bought deal private placement, which closed February 25, 2014.

Jagercor Energy Corp. (CSE: JEM)

$1.76 million financing, existing shareholders private placement. Acted as issuer’s counsel for non-brokered private placements totaling $1.76 million, utilizing in part the new existing shareholder private placement exemption, which closed in tranches in October-November, 2014.

Ecuador Gold and Copper Corp. (TSX-V: EGX)

$200,000 existing shareholders private placement.  Acted as issuer’s counsel for a $200,000 non-brokered private placement utilizing the new private placement exemption for existing shareholders, which closed December 22, 2014.

Ecuador Gold and Copper Corp. (TSX-V: EGX)

$840,000 convertible debenture private placement. Acted as issuer’s counsel for a $840,000 non-brokered private placement of senior secured convertible debentures, which closed December 17, 2014.