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Alex Gorka

Alex Gorka

Associate, 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.)

Alex’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities and advising special committees of boards of directors. 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. In addition to transactional work, Alex has experience advising companies with respect to continuous disclosure matters, exemptive relief applications and general corporate matters.

  • Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley in its proposed 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.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    • 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.
    • Shoppers Drug Mart on its $12.4 billion acquisition by Loblaw Companies.
    • London Stock Exchange Group plc on its proposed merger with TMX Group Inc.
    • Ventas Inc. on its $980 million acquisition of 29 independent living seniors housing communities across Canada from Holiday Retirement Corp.
    • Private equity transactions including Sterling Partners on its $590 million acquisition of MOSAID Technologies Inc., Marlin Equity Partners on its acquisition of Longview Solutions, Penfund Management Limited on its acquisition of Mevotech and Moelis Capital Partners on its acquisition of MXI Technologies Ltd.
    • Mining transactions including Lithium Americas Corp. on its all-stock merger with Western Lithium USA Corporation and GlobeStar Mining Corporation on its $186 million acquisition by Perilya Ltd.
    • Entertainment One Ltd. on its $225 million acquisition of Alliance Films.

    Special Committees of the Boards of Directors of:

    • Pacific Exploration and Production on its restructuring with Catalyst Group.
    • 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.
    • A TSX-listed company in relation to an 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

    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals on cross-border equity and bond offerings.
    • Mitel Networks Corporation on its cross-border secondary offering resulting in the distribution of securities with a total value exceeding $91 million.
    • 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.
    • The Bank of Nova Scotia with respect to offerings under its global covered bond program.
    • Bank of Montreal in public offerings of medium term notes and preferred shares.
    • The underwriters in public offerings by Caterpillar Financial Services Limited., John Deere Credit Inc., Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and TransAlta Corporation.


    • Target Canada Corp. in connection with the wind-down of its Canadian operations under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.
    • The lenders to the 407 East Development Group, a partnership formed by SNC-Lavalin Inc. and Cintra Infraestructuras S.A.U., on its winning bid for the easterly extension of Highway 407 in Ontario and establishment of bank and short and long-term bond facilities for the financing of the project.
    • Jazz Air Income Fund on its corporate conversion to Chorus Aviation Inc. pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement.
    • Almonty Partners Inc. on its brokered private placement and concurrent reverse take-over of TSX Venture Exchange listed RCG Capital Inc. to form Almonty Industries Inc.
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  • Advising a charity regarding incorporation and applying for charitable status.

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