The fulcrum of success is strategy. While an innovative product or breakthrough technology can position a company competitively, businesses need a solid strategy and structure from which to grow and succeed. Virgil understands this interdependency and develops creative, tailored and lucrative strategies for companies to thrive in the global market.
Offshore Cobalt Company
- Reorganization and spinoff of assets to form new cobalt refinery company by way of plan of arrangement by reduction of capital - $85M
Merchant Banking Company - Barbados
- Spinoff of merchant banking company by way of distribution of preferred shares by way of dividend - $100M
- Sale of preferred shares for $127M
Distribution of Austrian depository certificates
- Spinoff of real estate assets held by a Barbados subsidiary and distribution of Austrian depository certificates by way of plan of arrangement and return of capital
C-suite clients trust Virgil as their business advisor and advocate. They count on him to accomplish transactions with speed and accuracy so that they can focus on running their business. He is also a key principal at a strategic planning level, helping clients formulate and execute goals for their overall commercial growth.
|Listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, CSE, NYSE NASDAQ, OTCQX and OTCQB||Mergers and acquisitions , including cross-border transactions|
|Reorganizations||Takeovers and reverse takeovers|
|Qualifying transactions||Public and private financings, including IPOs, prospectus offerings, shelf offerings, seed financings and venture capital financings|
|Plans of arrangement||Tax-driven spin-offs and financings, including cross-border financings, debt offerings and exchangeable preferred share transactions|
|Corporate governance related matters, including general advice, regulatory compliance, preparation of charters and policies||Natural resource transactions, including property acquisitions and dispositions, option agreements, joint venture agreements and royalty agreements relating to properties located in Canada, the United States, Columbia, Mexico, Africa and Russia.|
|Canadian and US regulatory compliance and continuous disclosure|
Whether a company wants to go public, engage in a reverse takeover, restructure their company, conduct cross-border financings or complete a tax-driven spin-off, Virgil makes it happen with efficiency and precision, putting his powerful solutions and connections to work for our clients.
Dealing with a sheer variety and volume of financially complex companies has given Virgil the technical skills required to maneuver within the regulations in ways perhaps less apparent to those with less experience.
Additionally, Virgil contributes to our clients’ bottom line by making strategic introductions that benefit their business. Whether introducing a company to financiers, connecting two businesses that may be synergistic or identifying career opportunities for the C-suite, Virgil positions clients with opportunities, leveraging his relationships and wide network to bring success.
As co-chair of our Capital Markets, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions practice group, Virgil oversees the strategic direction and operations of the team. Managing the human resources, evaluations, financials and commerce of the group, Virgil understands the challenges that CEOs and top-level management face. He also sits on several corporate advisory boards, widening the breadth of his insight into capitalizing on the opportunities of the market and overcoming the challenges faced by those working within it.
This requires strategic agility, tactical creativity and strong relationships, all of which define Virgil’s service in helping clients structure a foundation on which to grow their business and succeed in the markets they serve.
Awards & Distinctions
- Best Lawyers in Canada, Securities Law, 2021