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Alfred Page

Avocat-conseil principal

Toronto
APage@blg.com
416.367.6020

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Alfred is a business lawyer, with extensive experience in securities law. His practice emphasizes:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • corporate finance
  • hedge funds
  • private equity
  • venture capital
  • technology
  • inbound investment

He advises a broad range of Canadian and international corporate finance and business clients, including companies, funds and underwriters, on public issues, stock exchange listings, corporate governance and private placements of securities.

He also advises public and private buyers, sellers, minority shareholders, independent committees and investment bankers on mergers and acquisitions, and related due diligence projects. He has represented both strategic and passive investors in various industries.

Recent clients include private equity, venture capital and hedge fund sponsors, managers and investors, regarding:

  • fund formation
  • private investments
  • strategic acquisitions
  • leveraged buy-ins and buy-outs
  • public offerings
  • other planned exits, particularly for natural resource and technology-based enterprises

He is a trusted adviser to Canadian and international securities dealers, investment fund managers and investment advisers in:

  • registration matters
  • investment funds
  • private capital pools
  • shareholder activism

Within BLG, Alfred is the national leader of the U.S. Group. He is a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission.

Experience

  • Part of the team that advised Canada on the C$4.5 billion acquisition of the TransMountain Pipeline.
  • Advised the world's largest brewer on an aggregate of $1.8 billion of maple bond offerings.
  • Assisted an Asian technology consulting firm in the acquisition of a mutual fund transfer agency business and a U.S. technology company on two fold-in software acquisitions.
  • Represented a Canadian mobile advertising company in its sale to a strategic investor.
  • Represented a Canadian touch screen technology company in its sale to a foreign strategic investor.
  • Advised on the acquisition and reorganization of management of a large closed-end fund group and the successful defence of a hostile bid.
  • Represented management of a public communications company in defending a hostile bid and subsequent friendly private equity acquisition.
  • Advised on the sale of a large mutual fund complex in exchange for shares of a dominant financial institution.
  • Represented a Canadian private equity firm in its acquisition, financing and sale of a Canadian sawmill.
  • Advised on offering and registration matters regarding the introduction of a novel online financial product in Canada.
  • Assisted a private ethanol producer on its mezzanine round pre-IPO financing.
  • Represented a major Canadian private equity fund sponsor in forming and distributing its latest fund of fund offerings, and investment of the proceeds.
  • Represented the underwriters in a public equity offering by a Canadian mining company.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA), Legal Practice Division Council Member and Financial Services Section (Banking, Insurance Investment Funds and Securities Committees)
  • Corporate Governance Monitor, Capital Markets Forum 2018 - 2019
  • Co-Chair, IBA Securities Law Committee 2016 - 2017
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Co-Founder, Toronto Biotechnology Initiative

Community Involvement

  • Current Chair and Director, SOS Children's Villages Canada, 2009-present
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids Program
  • Rider and Fundraiser, Heart & Stroke Foundation Ride for Heart

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2017) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market and Private Equity) and every edition since 2008 (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market and Private Equity).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition (and since 2010) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate, Securities).
  • Recognized as a 2019 Acritas Star.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1981
  • Angleterre et pays de Galles, 1996 (Solicitor, not practising)
  • LLB, Université de Toronto, 1979