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Frank Callaghan

National Group Head, Corporate & Capital Markets

Toronto
FCallaghan@blg.com
416.367.6014

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Frank practises corporate and commercial law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and corporate finance.

He counsels international and domestic public and private companies and their shareholders in government matters, directors’ obligations, shareholders rights, and all aspects of corporate, securities and commercial laws.

Frank's practice includes:

  • Acting for vendors, purchasers and other stakeholders in connection with divestitures and acquisitions.
  • Acting for both financial institutions and borrowers in financings, restructurings and related transactions, including acting for issuers in public debt offerings.
  • Negotiating and establishing credit facilities and restructurings.
  • Managing complex corporate/commercial transactions, including joint ventures, real estate syndications, and corporate reorganizations and combinations.

Frank is the National Group Head of Corporate and Capital Markets at BLG. Frank is also a member of the firm's National Management Committee.

Experience

  • The Special Committee of Corus Entertainment Inc. in connection with its $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media.
  • $860 million secondary offering of shares of Northland Power Holdings Inc. by its principal shareholder.
  • Counsel to U.S. private equity funds in their acquisition of private Canadian manfacturers.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Corporate Secretary to a number of public entities including UE Waterheater Income Fund, Spar Aerospace Limited and North American Energy Partners Inc.
  • Past Director, Caradon Limited, formerly Indal Limited (a diversified building products manufacturing company) and Upper Lakes Group Inc.

Community Involvement

  • Past Treasurer and Member, Executive Committee, UNICEF (Ontario)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2008) of Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law). Recognized since 2008 for Corporate Law.
  • Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2018) edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance and Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Private Equity).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Mid-Market).
  • Recognized as a leading infrastructure lawyer in the 2018, 2017, 2015 and 2014 editions of the Lexpert® ROB Special Edition on Infrastructure.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1982
  • LLB, Université de Western Ontario, 1980