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Valenteena Samra is building a business law practice focused on capital markets and securities and general corporate transactions.

Working with private and publicly listed companies, and underwriters, Valenteena assists on mergers and acquisitions, prospectus offerings, private placements, reverse takeovers, stock exchange listings and securities regulatory matters. She also advises on continuous disclosure obligations, and provides guidance to start-ups and emerging companies.

Valenteena’s broad industry knowledge includes the cannabis, mining, oil and gas, and technology sectors.



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.

 


Education & Admission

2017
Called to the Ontario Bar
2016
JDUniversity of Western Ontario

Insights by Valenteena Samra (5 Posts)

Guidance to Exempt Market Dealers on Account Opening Procedures

Mar 30, 2018

On December 19, 2017 the Alberta Securities Commission published ASC Notice 31-701–Account Opening Assistance to provide guidance on collection of know your client information

OSC Grants Exemptive Relief to Token Funder Inc.

Nov 1, 2017

OSC Grants Exemptive Relief to Token Funder Inc.

CSA Provides Guidance to Registrants on Cyber Security and Social Media

Nov 1, 2017

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

Sep 4, 2017

McMillan Advises on First Initial Coin Offering Granted Exemptive Relief by Canadian Securities Regulators

CSA Proposes New Disclosure Requirement for Exchange Traded Funds

Jun 29, 2015

CSA Proposes New Disclosure Requirement for Exchange Traded Funds