Alex Bruvels 

Alex Bruvels

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7941
e: alex.bruvels@mcmillan.ca

overview

Alex is an associate in the Capital Markets and M&A Group in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice is focused on securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. 

As part of his securities and corporate finance practice, Alex advises private and public clients in a range of industries in connection with venture capital financings, initial public offerings, private placements, public equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange listings, corporate governance, securities regulatory matters, contested shareholder meetings, and general corporate and securities law matters. 

Alex also has experience in the structuring, offering and sale of both domestic and foreign-domiciled investment funds. He has additional experience in dealer and advisor registration and compliance matters. 

Alex regularly acts for clients in the following industries: cannabis, technology, real estate investment trusts, and investment funds. 

He serves as corporate secretary for a public company and has been a guest lecturer at the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law. 

Representative Matters

  • Acted for Natura Naturals Holdings Inc., the parent company of a licensed cannabis cultivator in its acquisition by Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ) with a transaction value of $70M. 
  • Acted for iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE), in its acquisition of MPX Bioceutical Corporation (CSE) with a transaction value of $835M.  
  • Acted for PharmaCielo Ltd., a Colombian based medicinal cannabis producer, in its reserve take-over of AAJ Capital 1 Corp., public listing on the TSXV and completion of private placements of approximately $40M.
  • Acted for Alignvest Capital Management with respect to structuring and establishing a fund and capital raising. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of dealers with respect to the reverse take-over by Hut 8 Mining Corp., a cryptocurrency mining and blockchain infrastructure company of Oriana Resources Corporation, public listing on the TSXV, and completion of private placements of approximately $70M. 
  • Represents and advises Canadian investment fund managers on the structuring and offering of hedge funds.
  • Structuring and offering of private equity funds.
  • Registration and ongoing compliance obligations of investment fund managers, portfolio managers and dealers under applicable securities legislation.

Publications

Liquid Alternatives Now a Reality
Alternative Mutual Funds Regime Scheduled to Come Into Force January 3, 2019
CSA Reinforces Position that Securities Laws Apply to Cryptocurrency Offerings, Confirms Regulatory Scrutiny for Industry Participants
CSA Releases Client-Focused Reforms to NI 31-103 in Response to Client-Registrant Relationship Concerns
CSA Considers Reforms to the Syndicated Mortgage Regime and Seeks Input from Industry Participants
Amending the Canada Business Corporations Act - Bill C-25 Receives Royal Assent
McMillan Client Alert - The CSA Release A New and Improved Suppression of Terrorism Report
McMillan Client Alert - For Registered Dealers, Advisors and Firms Relying on International Dealer or International Advisor Exemption
Key Corporate Governance and Disclosure Developments in 2017
CSA Consider Reforms to Determining Director and Audit Committee Member Independence

Education

  • Dalhousie University, J.D. with Business Specialization Certificate - 2014
  • China University of Political Science and Law, Exchange - 2013
  • Dalhousie University, BA, Double Major, Political Science/International Development Studies - 2010

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2015
  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2017

Practices

capital markets
corporate finance
investments and acquisitions
investment funds and asset management
mergers and acquisitions
technology

Industries

private equity funds
investment dealers
investments

Community Involvement

  • Hong Kong Canada Business Association
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Alex is an associate in the Capital Markets and M&A Group in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice is focused on securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. 

As part of his securities and corporate finance practice, Alex advises private and public clients in a range of industries in connection with venture capital financings, initial public offerings, private placements, public equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, stock exchange listings, corporate governance, securities regulatory matters, contested shareholder meetings, and general corporate and securities law matters. 

Alex also has experience in the structuring, offering and sale of both domestic and foreign-domiciled investment funds. He has additional experience in dealer and advisor registration and compliance matters. 

Alex regularly acts for clients in the following industries: cannabis, technology, real estate investment trusts, and investment funds. 

He serves as corporate secretary for a public company and has been a guest lecturer at the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law. 

  • Acted for Natura Naturals Holdings Inc., the parent company of a licensed cannabis cultivator in its acquisition by Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ) with a transaction value of $70M. 
  • Acted for iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE), in its acquisition of MPX Bioceutical Corporation (CSE) with a transaction value of $835M.  
  • Acted for PharmaCielo Ltd., a Colombian based medicinal cannabis producer, in its reserve take-over of AAJ Capital 1 Corp., public listing on the TSXV and completion of private placements of approximately $40M.
  • Acted for Alignvest Capital Management with respect to structuring and establishing a fund and capital raising. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of dealers with respect to the reverse take-over by Hut 8 Mining Corp., a cryptocurrency mining and blockchain infrastructure company of Oriana Resources Corporation, public listing on the TSXV, and completion of private placements of approximately $70M. 
  • Represents and advises Canadian investment fund managers on the structuring and offering of hedge funds.
  • Structuring and offering of private equity funds.
  • Registration and ongoing compliance obligations of investment fund managers, portfolio managers and dealers under applicable securities legislation.