Valenteena Samra 

Valenteena Samra

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

t: 416.945.8009
e: valenteena.samra@mcmillan.ca

overview

Valenteena is an associate in the Capital Markets and M&A Group in the firm’s Toronto office. She is building a comprehensive practice focused on securities and general corporate transactions. 

Valenteena advises both private and public clients, assisting on a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, prospectus offerings, private placements, reverse takeovers, stock exchange listings and securities regulatory matters, as well as supporting clients with their continuous disclosure obligations.

Valenteena regularly acts for clients in the following industries: real estate investment trusts, cannabis, information technology, manufacturing, mining and oil and gas. 

Valenteena joined McMillan as a summer student in 2015 and completed her articles with the firm in 2017. She earned her Juris Doctorate from University of Western Ontario. Valenteena received her Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Economics.

Representative Matters

  • Acted for iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE), in respect of its $1.6 billion business combination transaction with MPX Bioceutical Corporation (CSE) by way of a plan of arrangement. 
  • Acted for Frontera Energy Corporation (TSX), in respect of its bond refinancing involving the offering of US$350 million in senior unsecured notes due 2023 and the tender offer and consent solicitation to holders of US$250 million in senior secured notes due 2021.
  • Acted for PharmaCielo Ltd., a Colombian based medicinal cannabis producer, in respect of its going-public transaction by way of a reverse take-over of AAJ Capital 1 Corp. (TSXV) and in respect of its concurrent private placements of approximately $40 million. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities, in respect of the public offering of 3,749,000 stapled units of Granite REIT (TSX and NYSE) at a price of $61.50 per stapled unit, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $231 million.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC Capital Markets and Cormark Securities Inc., in respect of the public offering of 5,605,100 common shares of Park Lawn Corporation (TSX) at a price of $25.65 per common share, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $143 million. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, in respect of the public offering of 13,501,000 trust units of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX) at a price of $10.65 per trust unit, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $143.8 million. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by RBC Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets, in respect of the public offering of $125 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible debentures of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX), on a bought deal basis. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, in respect of the public offering of 13,133,000 trust units of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX) at a price of $10.95 per trust unit, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $143.8 million. 
  • Acted for Nubeva, Inc., a San Jose based developer of software-as-a-service, in respect of its qualifying transaction with Sherpa Holdings Corp. (TSXV) and in respect of its concurrent subscription receipt financing of approximately $10 million.

Publications

Guidance to Exempt Market Dealers on Account Opening Procedures
OSC Grants Exemptive Relief to Token Funder Inc.
CSA Provides Guidance to Registrants on Cyber Security and Social Media
McMillan Advises on First Initial Coin Offering Granted Exemptive Relief by Canadian Securities Regulators
CSA Proposes New Disclosure Requirement for Exchange Traded Funds

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, J.D. - 2015

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2017

Practices

capital markets
mergers and acquisitions
cryptocurrency and blockchain
vcard

Valenteena is an associate in the Capital Markets and M&A Group in the firm’s Toronto office. She is building a comprehensive practice focused on securities and general corporate transactions. 

Valenteena advises both private and public clients, assisting on a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, prospectus offerings, private placements, reverse takeovers, stock exchange listings and securities regulatory matters, as well as supporting clients with their continuous disclosure obligations.

Valenteena regularly acts for clients in the following industries: real estate investment trusts, cannabis, information technology, manufacturing, mining and oil and gas. 

Valenteena joined McMillan as a summer student in 2015 and completed her articles with the firm in 2017. She earned her Juris Doctorate from University of Western Ontario. Valenteena received her Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in Economics.

  • Acted for iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE), in respect of its $1.6 billion business combination transaction with MPX Bioceutical Corporation (CSE) by way of a plan of arrangement. 
  • Acted for Frontera Energy Corporation (TSX), in respect of its bond refinancing involving the offering of US$350 million in senior unsecured notes due 2023 and the tender offer and consent solicitation to holders of US$250 million in senior secured notes due 2021.
  • Acted for PharmaCielo Ltd., a Colombian based medicinal cannabis producer, in respect of its going-public transaction by way of a reverse take-over of AAJ Capital 1 Corp. (TSXV) and in respect of its concurrent private placements of approximately $40 million. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities, in respect of the public offering of 3,749,000 stapled units of Granite REIT (TSX and NYSE) at a price of $61.50 per stapled unit, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $231 million.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC Capital Markets and Cormark Securities Inc., in respect of the public offering of 5,605,100 common shares of Park Lawn Corporation (TSX) at a price of $25.65 per common share, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $143 million. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, in respect of the public offering of 13,501,000 trust units of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX) at a price of $10.65 per trust unit, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $143.8 million. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by RBC Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets, in respect of the public offering of $125 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible debentures of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX), on a bought deal basis. 
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, in respect of the public offering of 13,133,000 trust units of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX) at a price of $10.95 per trust unit, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $143.8 million. 
  • Acted for Nubeva, Inc., a San Jose based developer of software-as-a-service, in respect of its qualifying transaction with Sherpa Holdings Corp. (TSXV) and in respect of its concurrent subscription receipt financing of approximately $10 million.