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Ian M. Hazlett
Partner

Tel: +1-416-504-0518
ihazlett@paulweiss.com

+1-416-504-0518
Toronto

Toronto-Dominion Centre, 77 King Street West, Suite 3100
P.O. Box 226
Toronto, ON M5K 1J3
Canada

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Ian Hazlett is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. Ian has acted for corporate clients, private equity sponsors and pension funds in connection with public and private M&A, including joint ventures, carve-out transactions and venture capital investments. Ian has also acted for issuers and underwriters in high yield and investment grade debt offerings, equity offerings and liability management transactions.

EXPERIENCE

His recent representations include:

Private Equity

  • General Atlantic in numerous transactions involving its portfolio companies, including Snapchat, Tory Burch, Buzzfeed, Royalty Pharma, Oak Street Health, Creative Planning, AppDynamics, Mu Sigma, Flipp, Seismic Software, Gympass and QuintoAndar
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in numerous transactions, including its $500 million investment in Sedgwick and in connection with Carlyle’s $6.7 billion acquisition of Sedgwick
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in numerous transactions, including its investments in TierPoint, Compass Data Centers and US Farm Trust, and in connection with the sale of Ascend Learning to funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic as lead consortium members in their $8.7 billion take-private of 58.com
  • Golden Gate Capital in its sale of portfolio company 2020 Technologies to Genstar Capital
  • Birch Hill Equity Partners in numerous transactions, including the $2.3 billion acquisition of Shred-It International by Stericycle and its investment in Uni-Select
  • Sandler Capital Management in connection with the $2 billion sale of Xplornet Communications to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
  • Farelogix, a portfolio company of Sandler Capital Management, in its sale to Accelya
  • Benevity, a portfolio company of General Atlantic, in its sale to Hg Capital
  • Silver Lake and General Atlantic in multiple acquisitions by their portfolio company A Place for Mom

Public Company Transactions

  • Score Media & Gaming in its $2 billion sale to Penn National Gaming
  • National General Holdings in its $4 billion sale to The Allstate Corporation
  • The controlling stockholders, alongside Stone Point Capital, in their $2.9 billion take-private of AmTrust Financial Services
  • Intertape Polymer Group in its $2.6 billion sale to an affiliate of Clearlake Capital Group
  • Algoma Steel in its $1.7 billion business combination with a SPAC
  • Pretium Resources in its pending $2.8 billion sale to Newcrest Mining
  • Mitel in its $2 billion sale to Searchlight Capital Partners, its $560 million acquisition of Mavenir Systems and its $530 million acquisition of Shoretel
  • D-Wave Systems in its $1.6 billion combination with DPCM Capital
  • Cenovus Energy in its C$23.6 billion combination with Husky Energy
  • Dominion Diamond in its $1.2 billion sale to the Washington Group
  • Tricon Residential in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Silver Bay Realty Trust

Other Private Company Transactions

  • Lundin Mining in the $1.1 billion sale of its interest in the Tenke mine and its $1.8 billion acquisition of an interest in the Candelaria mine
  • Mitel in connection with numerous transactions, including the carve-out and sale of its mobile division to a portfolio company of Siris Capital
  • Maiden Holdings in numerous transactions, including the sale of its U.S. reinsurance business to Enstar and multiple joint ventures
  • Millar Western in the restructuring of its debt and sale of control to Atlas Holdings

Activist Defense

  • Ovintiv in its engagement, threatened proxy context and settlement with Kimmeridge
  • Agrium (now Nutrien) in its proxy contest with Jana Partners
  • AmTrust in its engagement and settlement with Carl Icahn
  • Dominion Diamond in a threatened proxy contest, engagement and settlement with the Washington Group

Capital Markets and Financing

  • The underwriters in Shopify’s IPO and follow-on offerings
  • The issuers or underwriters in numerous debt and equity offerings, including offerings by Telus, TransCanada, CNRL, Enbridge, Agrium (now Nutrien), Mitel, Baytex Energy and Alamos Gold
  • The issuers or initial purchasers in numerous high-yield bond offerings, including offerings by Quebecor Media, Baytex Energy, Lundin Mining, New Gold, Canbriam Energy, ATS Automation and AuRico Gold
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in its investment in Azure Power Global.
  • Tricon Residential in a $300 million PIPE investment by a syndicate of investors led by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust

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