Canadian Lawyer InHouse

October/November 2020

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6 COMPANY (ACQUIRER) COMPANY (TARGET) COMMENTS AURYN RESOURCES INC. Eastmain Resources Inc. The transaction will create a Canadian gold developer — Fury Gold Mines Ltd. PRYSMIAN GROUP EHC Global The transaction, valued at $130 million, is subject to regulatory approvals. INSIGHTFUL SCIENCE Cytapex Bioinformatics The deal was executed entirely virtually. EASY LEGAL GROUP OF COMPANIES Seahold Investments Inc. Easy Legal offers pre-settlement lending to personal injury plaintiffs. PADLOCK PARTNERS UK FUND I The Leighton Buzzard Property The aggregate purchase price was approximately £7.2 million. FARO TECHNOLOGIES Advanced Technical Solutions The acquisition will integrate ATS's Traceable 3D system into the FARO Webshare Cloud platform. HIGH TIDE Meta Growth The merger is expected to create the biggest marijuana retail chain in Canada. CANNTAB THERAPEUTICS LIMITED CMAX Technologies Inc. Canntab agreed to purchase cannabis-processing equipment and leasehold improvements. Auryn acquires Eastmain to create gold developer Auryn Resources Inc. and Eastmain Resources Inc. entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Auryn will acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Eastmain, immediately following a spin-out of Auryn's Peruvian projects to Auryn shareholders and completion of a concurrent financing. The completion of the transaction will result in Auryn continuing its Canadian operations under the name Fury Gold Mines Limited and two independent spin-out entities holding Auryn's Peruvian projects. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the year. CORPORATE INTELLIGENCE NAME LEAVING (COMPANY LISTED) JOINING (COMPANY LISTED) NEW POSITION Christina Porretta Dentons BDO Canada Porretta joins as general counsel. Ann Tuck Corix Group of Companies Vancity Credit Union Tuck joins as VP, legal affairs and general counsel. Karen Fellowes DLA Piper Stikeman Elliott LLP Fellowes joins as senior counsel. Jacob Glick North Telus Glick is VP, public policy at Telus. Alexa Abiscott Sheridan College ApplyBoard Abiscott joins as general counsel. Rob Wilson Borden Ladner Gervais Pomerleau Wilson joins as legal counsel. Alden Dychtenberg Shekter Dychtenberg LLP Lerners LLP Dychtenberg's practice focuses on plaintiff personal injury. Virginie Gauthier Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Gowling WLG Gauthier joins as partner at the Toronto office. Jonathan Colombo Bereskin & Parr LLP Marks & Clerk Canada Colombo is the firm's new managing partner. Denis G. Silva B.C. Securities Commission DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Silva joins as partner in the Vancouver office. PEOPLE

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