Canadian Lawyer InHouse

August/September 2020

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6 COMPANY (ACQUIRER) COMPANY (TARGET) COMMENTS STONEPEAK INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS (STONEPEAK) Xplornet Communications Inc. (Xplornet) Christine J. Prudham, chief legal and regulatory officer, led as in-house counsel for Xplornet APEIRON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Luxembourg real estate portfolio Sale by Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan was worth approximately EUR 200 million DIVERSIFIED ROYALTY CORP. Oxford Learning Centres The royalty transaction involved the acquisition of Oxford's trademark and certain IP rights DIVERSIFIED ROYALTY CORP. Mikes Restaurants Corporation The acquirer purchased trademarks and other IP rights utilized by Mr. Mikes in $42-million deal DIVERSIFIED ROYALTY CORP. Nurse Next Door Professional Home Care Services Inc. The royalty transaction for trademarks and certain IP rights was valued at $75 million L ANTRONIX , INC. Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation Deal includes portfolio of comprehensive product development services and AI computing modules QUALIFIED PURCHASERS, TOGETHER WITH STIFEL GMP AND CORMARK SECURITIES INC. Equinox Gold Corp. Yamana Gold sold the shares for up to $201 million Stonepeak acquires Xplornet Communications Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural-focused broadband service provider, completed its sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, an infrastructure-focused private equity firm based in New York with a history of investing in mission-critical telecommunications businesses. WaveDivision Capital, a fund controlled by Xplornet's chairman Steve Weed, remains a minority investor in Xplornet. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The new capital provided by Stonepeak will allow Xplornet to execute its plan of expanding coverage, increasing investment and improving its national hybrid fibre wireless and satellite broadband network for rural Canadians. CORPORATE INTELLIGENCE NAME LEAVING (COMPANY LISTED) JOINING (COMPANY LISTED) NEW POSITION Kalev A. Anniko Gehlen Dabbs Fillmore Riley LLP Anniko's practice centres on civil litigation. John A. Brigidear Carscallen LLP MLT Aikins LLP Brigidear joins the firm's corporate and commercial team. Emil Vidrascu Lavery Avocats Dentons Canada LLP Vidrascu joins as partner in the Montreal office. Vanessa Mensink Klein Lawyers LLP MLT Aikins LLP Mensink joins the advocacy group in Vancouver. Caitlin Bouché Ammeter Law Group MLT Aikins LLP Bouché's practice centres on corporate and commercial law. Laura Nichols Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP Sotos LLP The Toronto-based firm hires Nichols as senior associate. Cynthia Crysler Independent consultant Cavalluzzo LLP Crysler joins as head of pensions and benefits practice. Tracey Scher Hammerberg Lawyers LLP Gowling WLG Scher is appointed as general manager of the Vancouver office. PEOPLE

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