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Sarah Bode

Sarah Bode

Associate
About

Sarah Bode practises general corporate/commercial, finance and securities law, with an emphasis on commercial transactions, corporate finance, debt finance, investment funds, hedge funds, secured lending, project finance and mergers and acquisitions.

In her corporate finance and securities practice, Sarah has acted for clients on a variety of matters including private placements of equity and debt securities, reverse takeover transactions, regulatory compliance and registration issues. In addition, she assists off-shore based investment funds and hedge funds in the formation of Ontario investment entities as well as cross-border investments and securities compliance matters.

Sarah also has experience providing advice to both lenders and borrowers, including Canadian and foreign banks and other financial institutions and lenders.

She also advises both buyers and sellers on mergers and acquisitions in a wide range of industries.

Sarah articled with the firm and joined as an associate in 2011.

Bar admissionsOntario, 2011

EXPERIENCE

  • Acted for SUSI Energy Storage Fund in respect of its CAD$120 million financing facility with Canadian energy storage solutions provider NRStor C&I L.P.
  • Acted for Assured Automotive Inc. in its sale of assets and business to Boyd Group Income Fund for $194 million. Ontario-based Assured is the largest operator of non-franchised collision repair centres in Canada, while the Boyd Group is one of North America’s largest operators of auto repair facilities. The purchase price was funded with cash consideration and Boyd Group Income Fund units, which trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). With the acquisition, the Boyd Group expanded its network to 474 locations across North America, including 110 in Canada.  Assured will continue to operate under its original brand name.
  • Represented a syndicate of agents led by Paradigm Capital Inc. and including PI Financial Corp. and Haywood Securities Inc., in connection with a $5.1 million private placement for Siyata Mobile Inc. (TSXV: SIM).
  • Represented Delivra Inc. in a private placement in connection with its reverse take-over of Whiteknight Acquisitions III Inc. (now, Delivra Corp. (TSXV: DVA)).
  • Acted for the issuer on the underwritten offering of $230 million of senior bonds for financing the North Island Hospitals in British Columbia.
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Appvion, Inc. and its Canadian subsidiary, Appvion Canada, Ltd. in the completion of a $435 million senior secured credit facility.
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Appvion, Inc. and its Canadian subsidiary, Appvion Canada, Ltd. in the closing of its $250 million aggregate principal amount of Second Lien Secured Notes on a private placement basis.
  • Acted for Capital City Link General Partnership on the Northeast Anthony Henday Drive Project, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the government of Alberta, to design, build, finance and operate the northeast leg of the Edmonton Ring Road.
  • Acted for the underwriters on the U.S./Canada MJDS cross-border public offering of common shares by Coastal Contacts Inc.
  • Acted for Spektra Jeotek and Spektra Drilling Canada Inc. on the acquisition of Forage Mercier Inc., a mining drilling company in Quebec.
Education
  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2010
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 2005

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario

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