Colin Burn

Colin Burn Associate

Representative Work
  • Aritzia Inc. in its C$330M secondary offering of subordinate voting shares and concurrent share repurchase of C$107M of subordinate voting shares and multiple voting shares from Berkshire Partners.
  • Newmarket Gold Inc. in its C$1B acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
  • Vale S.A. in its sale to Silver Wheaton Corp of an additional 25% of the gold by-product stream from Vale’s Brazilian Salobo copper mine for US$800M.
  • Horizon Utilities Corporation in its amalgamation with Enersource Corporation and PowerStream Inc. to form Alectra Inc. and Alectra Utilities Corporation and their acquisition of Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc., to form one of the largest municipally owned utilities in North America.
  • Axium consortium including Manulife and The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board in its acquisition of a one-third interest in the K2 Wind Project, a Southern Ontario-based 270 Mwh wind project from Samsung Renewable Energy and the consortium’s mezzanine financing provided by Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec.
  • One51 plc in its C$280M acquisition of IPL Inc.
  • Centerra Gold Inc. in connection with its $300M acquisition of a 50% interest in a joint venture limited partnership formed with Premier Gold Mines Limited in respect of Premier's Trans-Canada Project in Northern Ontario.
  • SCM Insurance Services Inc., a TorQuest Partners portfolio company, in connection with its acquisition of the property and casualty businesses of Granite Global Solutions Corp., a Genstar Capital portfolio company.
  • Kaizen Discovery Inc. in connection with its acquisition of West Cirque Resources Ltd. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • Silvercreek Solar Park, in a joint venture with One West Holdings (a subsidiary of Concord Pacific), in connection with a project financing of the development of a 10-MW ground-mounted solar photovoltaic plant.
  • Starwood Energy Group Global and Fiera Axium Infrastructure in their acquisition, through a joint venture, of four ground-mounted solar photovoltaic plants with an aggregate production of approximately 34-MW the concurrent closing of a project finance facility. Starwood sold its interest in the joint venture to Fiera Axium immediately prior to closing.
  • Chengdu Tianqi Industry (Group) and its subsidiary Windfield Holdings, as Canadian counsel, in connection with Windfield Holdings’ C$850M acquisition of Talison Lithium Limited by way of a court-approved Australian scheme of arrangement.
  • Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc. (“NCFS”) and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in connection with the launch of NCFS's medium term notes program.
  • A syndicate of underwriters in connection with Golden Star Resource’s concurrent offering of US$35M of common shares and US$65M of convertible notes.
  • A syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC World Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank in connection with the cross-border overnight marketed equity financing of Pretium Resources for gross proceeds of approximately US$120M.
  • A syndicate of underwriters co-led by Cormark Securities, BMO Capital Markets and National Bank Financial in connection with the initial public offering of common shares of Crown Capital Partners.
  • A syndicate of agents led by HSBC Securities in connection with an offering by Noralta Lodge of $150M in aggregate principal amount of senior secured second lien high yield notes by way of a private placement in all of the provinces of Canada and in the United States.
  • AGT Food and Ingredients (formerly Alliance Grain Traders) in connection with its offering of C$125M in aggregate principal amount of senior secured second lien high yield notes by way of a private placement in all of the provinces of Canada and in the United States.
  • IAT Reinsurance in connection with its successful proxy solicitation of MFC Industrial Limited’s shareholders in connection with the election of independent directors to the board of directors of MFC Industrial.
  • Royal Bank of Canada in its C$572M sale of RBC General Insurance Company to Aviva Canada and long-term insurance distribution partnership with Aviva Canada.