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Mikulas Arendas

Mikulas Arendas

Associate, Banking and Financial Services


Contact Information

marendas@osler.com

tel: 514.904.8115

Office

Montréal

Bar Admission

Québec, 2013

Education
  • Université de Montréal, J.D.
  • Université de Montréal, LL.B.
  • McGill University, B.Comm.
Language(s)
Slovak, English, French

Mik’s practice covers many areas of corporate and securities law. He has experience acting for public and private companies and industry leaders in a range of sectors, including construction, financial services, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, public and private partnerships and real estate. Mik has been involved in a wide variety of complex transactions related to project infrastructure and finance, syndicated financings, public offerings and private placements, mergers and acquisitions (both negotiated and unsolicited) and restructuring transactions. Prior to joining Osler, Mik worked in the field of corporate finance and investment banking.

  • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust

    PRO Real Estate Investment Trust in its $57.6 million equity offering

  • Ventas, Inc.

    Ventas in its acquisition of a high quality Canadian seniors housing portfolio valued at $2.4 billion in partnership with Le Groupe Maurice

    • Neptune Wellness Solutions in its proposed acquisition of SugarLeaf for up to US$150 million
    • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust in its $40.3 million equity offering including full exercise of over-allotment option
    • Fresche Solutions Inc. in its US$60 Million Financing
    • BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. in respect of an amended and restated credit agreement which provides for a secured term loan in the principal amount of Cdn.$150,000,000 made to McInnis Cement Inc. in connection with the project financing of the design and construction of a state-of-the-art cement production facility in the Port-Daniel-Gascons region of the Province of Québec and associated marine terminals located along the North American eastern seaboard.
    • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with five separate underwritten public offerings of trust units totaling approximately $100 million.
    • Acted and continues to act on behalf of a syndicate of lenders led by TD Securities in respect of a secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of C$305,000,000 established in connection with the acquisition by a subsidiary of MTY Food Group Inc. of all of the outstanding shares in the share capital of Kahala Brands, Ltd., pursuant to an amended and restated credit agreement dated August 29, 2017.
    • Messier, Savard et Associés Inc. in connection with its 50-50 joint venture with Habitations Trigone Inc., for the development of Éco-Quartier de la Gare, a residential development comprising of 401 units in 20 buildings located in Brossard, Québec.
    • Acted on behalf of SUEZ Canada Waste Services Inc. in respect to a bid submitted to the Régie intermunicipale de valorisation des matière organiques de Beauharnois-Salaberry et Roussillon with respect to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of an integrated centre of organic matter recycling.
    • BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. in respect of a note purchase agreement which provides for the purchase of senior secured floating rate notes due in January 2022 up to an aggregate amount of $65,000,000 issued by Enerkem Inc. in connection with the project financing of the development, construction, operation and maintenance of various waste-to-biofuels commercial plants located in Alberta, Canada, Québec, Canada and Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    • Messier, Savard et Associés Inc. in connection with its 50-50 joint venture with Habitations Trigone Inc., for the development of the third phase of Quatier Victoria, a residential development comprising of 98 units located in Saint-Lambert, Québec.
    • Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. in connection with closing US$34 million transaction with Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS to accelerate business and industry development.
    • Acted and continues to act on behalf of the Bank of Montreal in respect to a secured credit facility in the principal amount of C$15,000,000 made available to Evolocity Financial Group Inc. under an amended and restated credit agreement dated March 7, 2018.
    • Acted on behalf of the Bank of Montreal in respect to a credit facility in the principal amount of C$33,000,000 made available to Walter Surface Technologies Inc. under a financing offer made as of June 20, 2017.
    • Acted and continues to act on behalf of Integrated Asset Management Fund in respect of a secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of C$28,000,000 made available to The S.M. Group Inc. under a credit agreement dated March 16, 2017.
    • Acted and continues to act on behalf of the Bank of Montreal and Bank of Montreal, Chicago Branch in respect of a secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of C$27,000,000 under a credit agreement dated December 13, 2016.
    • Acted and continues to act on behalf of PRO REIT and its subsidiaries in respect of numerous refinancing, acquisition financing and operating financing transactions.
    • Acted on behalf of a syndicate of lenders led by the National Bank of Canada in respect of a secured operating credit facility in the principal amount of C$75,000,000 made available to Canadian Helicopters Limited under an amended and restated credit agreement dated June 30, 2016.
    • Neptune Technologies Bioressources Inc. in connection with its acquition of Biodroga Inc. for $15 million.
    • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust in its acquisition, by way of a plan of arrangement, of Boulevard Industrial REIT, an issuer listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
    • Assisted SweetIQ Inc. in respect of its acquisition by ReachLocal, a USA TODAY NETWORK company and a part of Gannett Co., Inc. a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals in its friendly bids to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals for US$15.8 billion, as well as related equity and debt financings.
    • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust, in its acquisition, by way of a plan of arrangement, of Boulevard Industrial REIT, a company listed on the TSX Venture.
    • Groupe Mach Inc. and the other buyers in the acquisition of the St. James Hotel, and the subsequent sale of the hotel activities.
    • The lenders and bond underwriters in connection with a bid by St. Laurent Alliance, a consortium comprised of Kiewit Canada Development Corp, Macquarie Capital Group Limited, Skanska Infrastructure Development Inc. and Aecon Concessions, for the New Bridge for the St. Laurence Project.
    • CDS U.S. Intermediate Holdings, Inc. and Cirque du Soleil Canada Inc. in respect of secured term and revolving credit facilities in the aggregate principal amount of US$755,000,000.
    • CDS U.S. Intermediate Holdings, Inc. and Cirque du Soleil Canada Inc. in respect of a secured term credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of US$150,000,000.
    • Caisse centrale Desjardins and The Toronto-Dominion Bank, in connection with a proposed Cdn $110,000,000 bridge financing for the construction of a new hospital in Baie St-Paul
    • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with three separate underwritten public offerings of trust units totalling $50 million.
    • Acasti Pharma Inc. in connection with a US$23 million cross-border public offering of units comprised of common shares and warrants pursuant to the U.S.-Canada multijurisidictional disclosure system.
    • Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc. in connection with two separate underwritten public offerings of common shares totalling $62.9 million pursuant to the U.S.-Canada multijurisidictional disclosure system.
    • Homburg Invest Inc. in connection with proposals by its majority shareholder and its restructuring under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
    • MEGA Brands in connection with its proposed US$460 million acquisition by Mattel.
    • CANMARC Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust’s unsolicited takeover bid, valued at approximately $904 million.
    • Casgrain & Company Limited, as agent in an offering of an aggregate principal amount of $122.9 million short-term and long-term bonds by Rainbow Hospital Partnership, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, in connection with a public-private partnership contract to design, build, commission, finance and provide certain operation and maintenance functions for the Restigouche Hospital Centre in Campbellton, New Brunswick.
    • iBwave Solutions Inc., in relation to the sale of a significant equity interest to Vicente Capital Partners, Farol Asset Management, LP and New York Common Retirement Fund.
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  • Barreau du Québec
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Slovak Professional and Business Association
  • Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal