Alex Gorka

Alex Gorka

Partner, Corporate

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4857



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2010


  • University of Toronto, J.D.
  • London School of Economics, M.Sc.
  • University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons.)


English, Polish

Alex regularly acts on Canada’s most high profile and complex transactions, delivering practical advice to private and public companies, private equity sponsors, and special committees on a diverse range of strategic mandates. His private equity deal experience includes acting for Blackstone, Platinum Equity, iCON Infrastructure, Sterling Partners and Penfund. He has advised on numerous real estate and REIT transactions including on behalf of Dream Global, SmartCentres, KingSett and Ventas. In addition to transactional work, Alex advises companies on continuous disclosure matters, exemptive relief applications and general corporate matters.

Alex has completed two secondments to the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions of the Ontario Securities Commission, first in 2012 where he helped develop a new rule on shareholder rights plans as well as proposed amendments to the early warning regime, and again in 2017 where he was one of the primary drafters of Multilateral CSA Staff Notice 61-302 Staff Review and Commentary on Multilateral Instrument 61-101. He has guest lectured at the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances as well as Osgoode Professional Development.

  • Drax Group plc

    Drax Group plc in its announced acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy

  • KingSett Capital

    KingSett Capital in its sale of VersaCold Logistics to TorQuest Partners

  • Koch Equity Development LLC

    Koch Equity Development LLC in its preferred equity financing of the proposed Cerberus-led acquisition of Dorel Industries

  • Richardson Financial Group

    Richardson Financial Group in the sale of Richardson GMP to GMP Capital Inc.

  • Just Energy Group Inc.

    Osler advises Just Energy Group Inc. in connection with its $1.1 billion recapitalization transaction

  • Chorus Aviation Inc.

    Chorus Aviation in its $75 million bought deal offering of 5.75% Senior Unsecured Debentures

  • Dream Global REIT

    Dream Global REIT in its $6.2 billion acquisition by Blackstone

  • Entertainment One

    Entertainment One in its US$4 billion acquisition by Hasbro

  • Genworth Financial, Inc.

    Genworth Financial in its $2.4 billion agreement for Brookfield Business Partners to acquire Genworth’s stake in Genworth MI Canada Inc.

  • Concert Infrastructure Ltd

    Concert Infrastructure Purchase of Majority Interest in Iqaluit Airport

  • Platinum Equity Advisors

    Platinum Equity Advisors in its acquisition of Livingston International

  • Chorus Aviation

    Chorus Aviation in Air Canada’s $97.3 million investment and CPA extension

  • Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley in its acquisition of Solium Capital for $1.1 billion

  • Newmont Goldcorp

    Special Committee of Goldcorp in its US$10 billion acquisition by Newmont Mining

  • South32

    South32 in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Arizona Mining

  • Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in its acquisition of select poultry assets from Cericola Farms

  • Mitel Networks Corporation

    Mitel in its sale to affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for US$2 billion

  • Chorus Aviation Inc.

    Chorus Aviation Completes $100 million bought deal offering

  • AltaCorp Capital Inc.

    AltaCorp Capital Inc., financial advisor to CanniMed Therapeutics in connection with the acquisition by Aurora Cannabis Inc.

  • Entertainment One Ltd.

    Entertainment One in its acquisition of the remaining 49% minority interest in The Mark Gordon Company for US$209 million and related financings for the acquisition

  • Blackstone Property Partners

    Blackstone Property Partners in its acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust for $3.8 billion

  • The Central Group Alberta Ltd.

    The Central Group Alberta Ltd. in the acquisition of Central Fund of Canada Limited by Sprott Inc.

  • Mitel Networks Corporation

    Mitel Networks Corporation in connection with its acquisition of ShoreTel, Inc. for US$530 million

  • SmartREIT

    SmartREIT and Strathallen Acquisitions Inc. in the acquisition of all of the assets and liabilities of OneREIT for $1.1 billion

  • Stryker Corporation

    Stryker Corporation in its acquisition of NOVADAQ Technologies Inc.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    • Entertainment One Ltd. on its $225 million acquisition of Alliance Films; on its US$215 milion proposed acquisition of Audio Network.
    • GlobeStar Mining Corporation on its $186 million acquisition by Perilya Ltd.
    • Lithium Americas Corp. on its all- stock merger with Western Lithium USA Corporation.
    • London Stock Exchange Group plc on its proposed merger with TMX Group Inc.
    • Marlin Equity Partners on its acquisition of Longview Solutions.
    • Moelis Capital Partners on its acquisition of MXI Technologies Ltd.
    • Penfund Management Limited on its acquisition of Mevotech.
    • Shoppers Drug Mart on its $12.4 billion acquisition by Loblaw Companies.
    • Sterling Partners on its $590 million acquisition of MOSAID Technologies Inc.
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its arrangements with Pershing Square and on its merger proposal to Allergan, as well as Canadian counsel on its $11 billion acquisition of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
    • Ventas Inc. on its $980 million acquisition of 29 independent living seniors housing communities across Canada from Holiday Retirement Corp.

    Special Committees of the Boards of Directors of:

    • Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. on its dual class share capital reorganization.
    • Inmet Mining Corporation in response to a $5.1 billion unsolicited offer by First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
    • Lakeside Steel on its $100 million acquisition by JMC Steel.
    • Pacific Exploration and Production on its restructuring with Catalyst Group.
    • A TSX-listed company in relation to a proposed management buyout.
    • A TSX-listed company in relation to a proposed insider bid.
    • A TSX-listed company in relation to a proposed related party financing.
    • A TSX-listed company in related to a proposed acquisition.


    Corporate Finance

    • Bank of Montreal in public offerings of medium-term notes and preferred shares.
    • Chorus Aviation in Air Canada’s $97.3 million investment and CPA extension.
    • Chorus Aviation in its $200 million private placement of convertible debt units to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.
    • Discovery Air Inc. on its $15 million rights offering and related issuance of standby shares.
    • Hale Capital on its investment in Midway Gold Corporation.
    • Hollis Receivables Term Trust II, Master Credit Card Trust, Canadian Credit Card Trust, CNH Capital Canada Wholesale Trust and CNH Capital Canada Receivables Trust in public offerings of receivables-backed notes.
    • Mitel Networks Corporation on its cross-border secondary offering resulting in the distribution of securities with a total value exceeding $91 million.
    • The Bank of Nova Scotia with respect to offerings under its global covered bond program.
    • The underwriters in public offerings by Caterpillar Financial Services Limited., John Deere Credit Inc., Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and TransAlta Corporation.
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals on cross-border equity and bond offerings.
  • Find More

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40: Recognized as a Rising Star (2020)
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in M&A (Notable Practitioner)

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