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Adam M. Givertz
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New York, NY 10019-6064
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Toronto, Ontario M5K 1J3
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Adam Givertz is a partner in the Corporate Department, Head of the firm’s Canadian Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Groups. Based in New York and Toronto, Adam advises corporate clients, private equity sponsors and pension funds in connection with public M&A as well as private acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Adam also regularly advises boards of directors and special committees in connection with strategic review processes and engagements with activist investors.

Adam has been cited in Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500, Expert Guides and American Lawyer as a leading M&A and capital markets practitioner and for his advice to Boards in connection with shareholder activism, recognized for his client service by Client Choice Awards and rated as a Star by Acritas.

EXPERIENCE

Adam’s experience covers a broad range of industries, including financial services, energy, mining and metals, technology, telecommunications, retail and industrial. Notable transactions include representing:

FINANCIAL SERVICES: 

  • CDPQ in its $4.3 billion acquisition of USI Insurance Services with KKR, its initial $500 million investment in Sedgwick and in connection with Carlyle’s $6.7 billion acquisition of Sedgwick
  • Controlling stockholders in the $2.9 billion going private of AmTrust Financial Services
  • Fairfax Financial Holdings in its acquisitions of Zenith National Insurance and First Mercury Financial and its buyout of the minority shareholders of Odyssey Re
  • Hub International in its $1.7 billion acquisition by funds affiliated with Apax and Morgan Stanley
  • John B. Collins Associates in its acquisition by a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan
  • Maiden Holdings in the sale of its U.S. reinsurance business to Enstar
  • Mitsui Sumitomo in its acquisition of New York Life’s interest in Max New York Life
  • Navacord in the management buyout with MDP
  • RSA in the sale of its Canadian insurance broker Noraxis to Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Sompo Japan Insurance Company in its investment in AmWINS
  • Union Bank of California in the sale of its insurance brokerage business to BB&T

 

ENERGY:

  • CDPQ in its investments in Azure Power Global
  • Ecopetrol in its $1.75 billion its joint acquisition of BP Exploration Company (Colombia) and its acquisition of Enbridge’s interests in the Ocensa pipeline
  • Encana in its $7.7 billion acquisition of Newfield Resources and its $7.1 billion acquisition of Athlon Energy
  • Nexen Inc. in its $15.1 billion acquisition by CNOOC
  • Palladium Equity Partners in its acquisition of Q’Max Solutions
  • Suncor Energy in its $15 billion acquisition of Petro-Canada
  • Talisman in its $8.3 billion acquisition by Repsol

 

MINING:

  • Aurizon Mines in its defense against an unsolicited offer from Alamos Gold and its acquisition by Hecla Mining
  • Dominion Diamond in its $1.2 billion acquisition by the Washington Group
  • Franco-Nevada in its unsolicited offer to acquire International Royalty
  • Lundin Mining in its $1.1 billion unsolicited offer to acquire Nevsun, its $1.1 billion sale of its interest in Tenke, its $1.8 billion acquisition of 80% of Candelaria and its acquisition of the Eagle Project from Rio Tinto
  • Osisko Gold Royalties in the $1.1 billion acquisition of Orion Mine Finance’s royalty portfolio
  • Quadra FNX Mining in its C$3.5 billion acquisition by KGHM Polska Miedz
  • Romarco Minerals in its acquisition by Oceanagold
  • Sterlite Industries, a subsidiary of Vedanta, in its proposed $2.6 billion acquisition of ASARCO out of Chapter 11
  • Timmins Gold in its unsolicited offer to acquire Capital Gold and its acquisitions of Newstrike Capital and Caballo Blanco
  • Yamana Gold in its joint C$3.9 billion acquisition of Osisko Mining

 

TECHNOLOGY:

  • AlphaDesk in its sale to Refinitiv
  • ATI Technologies in its $5.4 billion acquisition by Advanced Micro Devices
  • General Atlantic in its investment in Flipp
  • Mitel Networks in its $2.0 billion sale to funds affiliated with Searchlight Capital, its acquisition of ShoreTel, its acquisition of Toshiba’s Unified Communications business, the sale of its mobile division to a portfolio company of Siris Capital, its proposed $2.0 billion acquisition of Polycom, its acquisition of Mavenir Systems and its unsolicited offer to acquire ShoreTel
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in its acquisition of Compass Datacenters with Redbird Capital and its investments in Datapipe, Tierpoint and Ascend Learning
  • Stantec in the sale of its software division, Innovyze, to EQT Private Equity

 

OTHER INDUSTRIES:

  • Agrium in its $36 billion merger with Potash Corporation
  • Birch Hill Equity Partners in the $2.3 billion acquisition of Shred-It International by Stericycle
  • Canadian Tire in its acquisition of Forzani Group
  • Empire Company in its acquisition of Farm Boy
  • Interbank in its acquisition of InkaFarma
  • General Atlantic in its investments in Pague Menos Pharmacies and Sanfer
  • Glatfelter in its acquisition of Concert Industries from Brookfield
  • Maple Group Acquisition Corporation in its C$3.8 billion acquisition of TMX Group
  • Medicago in its acquisition by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma
  • Millar Western in the restructuring of its debt and sale of control to Atlas Holdings
  • Stantec in its sale of MWH Constructors to Oak Tree, its acquisition of MWH Global, its acquisition of SECOR and its acquisition of The Keith Companies

 

ACTIVISM:

  • Agrium in its proxy contest with Jana Partners
  • AmTrust in its proxy contest and settlement with Carl Icahn
  • Argo Group in its proxy contest with Voce Capital Management
  • Dominion Diamond in a threatened proxy contest, engagement and settlement with Washington Group
  • Granite REIT in its proxy contest with FrontFour
  • Mitel Networks in its engagement and agreements with Elliot Management
  • Performance Sports in its proxy contest with its former Chairman
  • Shareholder group in its engagement and settlement with Dominion Diamond
  • Taseko Mines in its proxy contest with Raging River
  • Talisman in its engagement and settlement with Carl Icahn
  • Timmins Gold in its proxy contest and settlement with Sentry Investments
  • TransCanada in its response to Sandell
  • Turquoise Hill in its engagement with Sailing Stone

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