Rosalind Hunter

Rosalind is Co-Chair of Osler's Capital Markets Group and is a highly regarded corporate lawyer with extensive experience advising on equity and debt offerings as well as M&A transactions.  She regularly acts on capital markets deals including IPOs and other public securities offerings, private placements and consent solicitations. 

Rosalind’s issuer clients include Hydro One, Royal Bank of Canada and Chartwell Retirement Residences.  She frequently represents Canada’s largest investment banks on offerings by senior issuers such as Rogers Communications, Element Fleet Management and Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.

Rosalind has advised on a wide range of private M&A deals in many industries including financial services and entertainment.  She has also represented banks and major Canadian retailers on commercial agreements related to their loyalty and credit card programs.  Rosalind was previously seconded to the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission.


Representative Work

  • Royal Bank of Canada

    Royal Bank of Canada in its $750 million Institutional Preferred Shares Series BU offering.

  • Kinross Gold Corporation

    Kinross Gold Corporation in US$500 million offering of unsecured notes offering

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One in its inaugural $1.05 billion offering of Medium Term Notes under New Sustainable Financing Framework

  • TELUS Corporation

    The Syndicate of agents in TELUS Corporation’s $2 billion three-tranche note offering

  • Verisk Analytics

    Verisk Analytics in its acquisition of Opta

  • Royal Bank of Canada

    Royal Bank of Canada in its $750 million inaugural institutional Preferred Shares Series BT offering

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One Inc. in its $900 million offering of Medium Term Notes

  • Chartwell Retirement Residences

    Chartwell Retirement Residences in its $201 million public offering

  • Royal Bank of Canada

    RBC in its sale of Eastern Caribbean banking operations

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

    Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in Intact Financial Corporation’s acquisition of RSA Insurance Group

  • Royal Bank of Canada

    Royal Bank of Canada in its Additional Tier 1 offering of Limited Recourse Capital Notes

  • Royal Bank of Canada

    Royal Bank of Canada in its inaugural Additional Tier 1 offering of $1.75 billion

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One Inc. in its $1.1 billion offering of Medium Term Notes

  • Entertainment One

    Entertainment One in its US$4 billion acquisition by Hasbro

  • RBC Capital Markets

    RBC Capital Markets in CAPREIT’s $490 million public offering

  • RBC Capital Markets

    The syndicate of underwriters in European Residential REIT’s $167 million offering

  • Bayshore Capital

    Bayshore Capital in Broadridge’s USD$300 million acquisition of RPM Technologies

  • RBC Capital Markets

    RBC Capital Markets in CAPREIT’s $345 million equity financing

  • Entertainment One Ltd.

    Entertainment One in its US$215 million proposed acquisition of Audio Network

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One Inc. in its $1.5 billion offering of Medium Term Notes

  • RBC Capital Markets

    RBC Capital Markets in CAPREIT’s $250 million completed offering and over-allotment option

  • TD Bank

    TD Bank in connection with Air Canada’s acquisition of Aimia Canada

  • TD Securities Inc.

    The Underwriters in connection with Stella-Jones Inc.’s secondary public offering and private placement by Stella Jones International S.A.

  • The Underwriters

    The Underwriters in connection with MAV Beauty Brands Inc.’s $242 million IPO

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One Inc. in its $1.4 billion offering of Medium Term Notes

Additional Capital Markets Transactions

Hydro One Limited $1.71 billion secondary offering by the Province of Ontario (acted for Issuer)

Hydro One Inc. renewal of $4.0 billion medium term note program and related issuances (acted for Issuer)

Telus Corporation cross-border MJDS Offerings with total proceeds of US$1.1 billion and $1.3 billion (acted for Agents/Underwriters)

Rogers Communications Inc. debt offerings with total proceeds of US$1.5 billion and $850 million  (acted for Agents)

Killam REIT $98 million bought deal offering of trust units (acted for Underwriters)

Shopify Inc. secondary offering of Class A subordinate voting shares (acted for Selling Shareholder)

DREAM Unlimited Corp. $58 million common share offering (acted for Issuer)

Various bond offerings by The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and OPB Finance Trust (acted for Issuer) and by Tim Hortons Inc. and Reliance LP (acted for Agents)

Capital Power Corporation medium term note exchange transaction with Capital Power L.P. and establishment of its medium term note program (acted for Agents)

Livingston International Inc. Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation for Senior Unsecured Notes (acted for Issuer)

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Jan 12, 2024

    Canadian Securities Administrators implement access model for prospectuses

    The Canadian Securities Administrators are implementing an access equals delivery model for prospectus delivery in Canada.

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    Canadian Securities Administrators implement access model for prospectuses
  • Osler Update Sep 25, 2023

    Canadian securities regulators propose permanent WKSI program

    The Canadian Securities Administrators have announced proposed amendments to implement a permanent expedited shelf prospectus regime for...

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    Canadian securities regulators propose permanent WKSI program
  • Osler Update Apr 24, 2023

    TSX introduces new standards for pricing of public offerings

    Osler lawyers discuss recent Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) amendments which set new standards relating to the pricing of public offerings.

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    TSX introduces new standards for pricing of public offerings
  • Osler Update Jan 11, 2023

    Capital markets activity slows as regulatory changes appear on the horizon

    After a frenzied 18-month period for the capital markets in Canada, 2022 saw a rapid about-face in activity levels, with initial public offering...

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    Capital markets activity slows as regulatory changes appear on the horizon
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Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in M&A (Highly Regarded)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Thomson Reuters: “Stand-out Lawyer”

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Jan 16, 2024

    Osler ranked #1 advisor to Canadian capital markets issuers and underwriters for 2023

    Osler is proud to once again be ranked as the #1 legal advisor to issuers and underwriters for combined equity and debt offerings by value, according...

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  • Media Mentions Jan 2, 2024

    Canadian IPO market poised for rebound after worst year since 1994 – The Globe and Mail

    Although the Canadian IPO market in 2023 experienced its worst year since 1994, there's optimism for the year ahead.

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  • Osler News Apr 19, 2023

    42 Osler lawyers recognized by Lexpert as leaders in Finance and M&A

    Osler is proud to announce 42 of our lawyers have been recognized as leaders in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023.

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  • Osler News Feb 2, 2023

    Rosalind Hunter appointed Co-Chair of Osler’s Capital Markets practice

    Rosalind Hunter is a partner in Osler’s Corporate group who regularly advises some of Canada’s largest public issuers and underwriters on equity...

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Credentials

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D.
  • University of Toronto, B. Sc. (Hons.)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association