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About Alex

Alex's practice focuses on domestic and international general corporate and securities law transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital market financings, private equity and other business transactions.  He also advises clients on corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including representing special committees of boards and the continuous disclosure obligations of public issuers.

Alex also has experience in the structuring, development and establishment of retail structured products where he has acted for both issuers and agents and has significant experience in Canada's special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC) sector acting as counsel to SPACs and underwriters on offerings and targets on various qualifying transactions.

Alex was previously based in the Firm's New York office, where he developed cross-border transactional expertise focusing on Canada/U.S. cross-border M&A transactions and financings. Prior to law school, he worked as an analyst at a boutique investment bank in Ottawa.

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

M&A and Private Equity

  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. in its US$2-billion acquisition of Score Media and Gaming, Inc., creating a leading North America digital sports content, gaming and technology company

  • Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. (now TPCO Holding Corp.) on its acquisition of CMG Partners, Inc. (Caliva) and Left Coast Ventures, Inc. (LCV) and partnership with Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Roc Nation

  • The Stars Group Inc. on its US$15-billion enterprise value combination with Flutter Entertainment to form the world's largest online betting and gaming operator, which includes the PokerStars, Fox Bet and FanDuel businesses in the U.S.

  • Washington Companies in connection with its C$1.5-billion acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation and related debt financings

  • Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. on its acquisition of Vintage Estates Wines, Inc. with an enterprise value of US$690-million and listing on Nasdaq

  • Management of People Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking (U.S.), valuing the company at approximately C$1.13-billion

  • Canaccord Genuity Growth Corp. on its acquisition of Columbia Care Inc. valued at US$1.35-billion

  • U.S. and international private equity sponsors on recent Canadian investment and acquisition transactions, including American Securities, Warburg Pincus LLC and Blue Sea Capital

  • Redknee Solutions Inc. on the equity investment of US$83.2-million by ESW Capital, LLC

  • Sprott Resource Corp. in connection with its business combination with Adriana Resources Inc.

Capital Markets

  • dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. in connection with its C$700-million initial public offering and C$250-million concurrent private placement of subordinate voting shares for total proceeds of approximately C$950-million

  • Various SPACs including Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp., Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. and Choice Consolidation Corp. on their initial public offerings

  • goeasy Inc. in connection with its US$550-million offering of senior unsecured notes

  • The underwriters in connection with a C$130-million offering of common shares of Guyana Goldfields Inc.

  • MCAP in connection with its recent offerings of debt securities

  • Canadian counsel to Oak Hill Advisors in respect of Canadian fund formation matters

  • Various investment fund managers and dealers in connection with offerings of closed and open-end funds covering a wide array of domestic and international asset classes and structures

  • MBARC Credit Canada Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation, in completing offerings of asset-backed notes collateralized by a pool of retail auto lease contracts and the related new and used vehicles


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2014
JD, Dalhousie University – 2013
BBA, Bishop's University – 2008

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