Underwriters in connection with Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation’s IPO

The Underwriters in connection with the $403 million IPO by Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation on the TSX


Underwriters in connection with Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation’s IPO


$403 million


Corporate Finance and Securities

Date Closed

May 2017

Lead Office



On May 25, 2017, Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation completed its initial public offering ("IPO") of $402.5 million of Class A restricted voting units on the Toronto Stock Exchange (including the exercised of the Underwriters’ over-allotment option). The Toronto-based company had initially planned to raise $225 million from the IPO and increased the offering size.

Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation is a newly organized special purpose acquisition corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario for the purpose of effecting a qualifying acquisition. Its sponsor is Alignvest II LP, a limited partnership of which Alignvest II Corporation is the general partner, and which is indirectly controlled by Alignvest Management Corporation, a leading alternative investment management firm that seeks to deliver risk-adjusted returns for its clients, which include pension plans, foundations, and ultrahigh net worth family offices.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented the underwriters (led by Scotia Capital and Citigroup) with a team consisting of James Brown, Shahir Guindi, Jeremy Brisset, Kai Sheffield, Rob Lando (Corporate), Tim Hughes, and Paul Seraganian (Taxation).

James R. Brown | Mining lawyer
Key Contact

James R. Brown

Partner, Corporate

Shahir Guindi - Private Equity Lawyer

Shahir Guindi

National Co-chair

Jeremy Brisset

Jeremy Brisset

Associate, Corporate

Kai Sheffield

Kai Sheffield

Associate, Corporate

Rob  Lando

Rob Lando

Partner, Corporate

Timothy  Hughes

Timothy Hughes

Partner, Taxation

Paul  Seraganian

Paul Seraganian

New York Managing Partner