Sam Zadeh

AssociateNorton Rose Fulbright Canada LLPCorporate and Private M&A

Sam Zadeh practices corporate and securities law, with emphasis on public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructurings and capital markets transactions.

Sam Zadeh practices corporate and securities law, with emphasis on public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructurings and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Zadeh works with clients in a variety of industries, including: banking, fintech, pharmaceuticals, real estate and technology. He has acted for clients on friendly and contested M&A transactions (including statutory plans of arrangement, take-over bids and amalgamations), strategic transactions (including capital reorganizations and reverse take-over transactions) and public offerings (including of equities, covered bonds and notes). He also advises clients on ongoing continuous disclosure, corporate governance and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining our Toronto office, Mr. Zadeh completed an internship with the legal department of a major international bank in Luxembourg. Prior to pursuing his legal career, he worked as an analyst at a merchant and investment bank in Toronto.

Education

  • J.D., Queen's University, 2015
  • B.A., York University, 2011

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2016

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • CannaRoyalty Corp. d/b/a Origin House, in its $1.1 billion (at announcement) acquisition by Cresco Labs Inc. by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • Nuuvera Inc., in its $425 million sale to Aphria Inc. by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • HEXO Corp., in its $263 million acquisition of Newstrike Brands by way of statutory plan of arrangement
  • Agrium Inc., in its $36 billion merger transaction with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

Restructurings

  • Mount Logan Capital Inc., in its capital reorganization by way of statutory plan of arrangement (involving the issuance to shareholders of contingent value rights), $40.5 million concurrent financing and listing on Aequitas NEO Exchange
  • ClearStream Energy Services Inc., in its refinancing through the issuance to its principal investors, on a private placement basis, of 8.00% Senior Secured Debentures due 2026 in an aggregate principal amount of approximately $176 million, and of 10.00% Second Lien

Capital Markets

  • Royal Bank of Canada, in its $1.5 billion offering of 2.88% non-viability contingent capital (NVCC) subordinated notes due December 23, 2029 and in its $1.5 billion offering of 2.74% NVCC subordinated notes due July 25, 2029
  • Royal Bank of Canada, in its $300 million offering of NVCC non-cumulative, 5-year rate reset preferred shares Series BO

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association