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Cornell Wright, who is co-head of the M&A Practice, is a leading corporate lawyer with extensive experience in M&A and corporate finance transactions. He also advises senior management, boards of directors and shareholders on
corporate governance matters.
Cornell has acted for bidders, targets and controlling shareholders in the full spectrum of public and private merger and
acquisition transactions, including negotiated and contested acquisitions and divestitures, minority investments and carve-out transactions. Cornell has also acted for both issuers and investment banks in a variety of public offerings for debt and equity.
Cornell is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Brookfield Property Partners in its US$5.5 billion bid to acquire the remaining interest in Brookfield Office Properties Inc.
Loblaw in its C$12.4 billion acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation, one of Canada’s most recognized retail brands
Brookfield Private Equity Funds, managed by Brookfield Asset Management, in their proposed US$1.1 billion sale of Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Brookfield Asset Management in the spinoff of its commercial property operations to create Brookfield Property Partners L.P.
Scotiabank in its C$3.1 billion acquisition of ING Bank of Canada from ING Group
Rogers Communications in its joint venture arrangements with BCE Inc. in connection with their C$1.3 billion joint acquisition of a significant stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) from Ontario Teachers’
Pension Plan Board
The Woodbridge Company and CTVglobemedia (CTV) in Woodbridge’s acquisition of direct ownership of The Globe and Mail from CTV and CTV’s related C$3.2 billion sale to BCE Inc.
Scotiabank in its C$2.3 billion acquisition of DundeeWealth Inc.
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners in its US$2.5 billion merger with Prime Infrastructure Group
Brookfield Properties (now Brookfield Office Properties Inc.) in the combination of its residential land and housing division with Brookfield Homes Corporation to form
Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.
BPO Properties in its REIT conversion to create Brookfield Office Properties Canada and the transfer of a portfolio of Canadian office properties to the REIT Brookfield Office Properties in its A$3.8 billion acquisition of an interest in a portfolio of premier office properties in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Australia from Brookfield Asset Management
Brookfield Properties in its US$1.04 billion public offering of common shares, including a US$451.25 million private placement by Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Tricap Restructuring Fund II, as a noteholder, in Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.’s US$1.2 billion recapitalization, including the US$824 million exchange of debt for new equity and warrants, the issuance of US$150 million of new senior unsecured notes and the issuance of US$200 million of new senior unsecured notes for cash
The Thomson Corporation in its US$18 billion acquisition of Reuters Group (now
Thomson Reuters UK Limited) to form Thomson Reuters Corporation, Canada’s first dual-listed company structure and in its subsequent unification
The Thomson Corporation in its US$7.75 billion sale of Thomson Learning’s higher education, career and library reference assets, as well as Nelson Canada, to two consortia advised by Apax Partners and OMERS Capital Partners Bell Globemedia (now Bell Media Inc.) in its C$1.7 billion acquisition of CHUM Limited
Maple Leaf Heritage Investments in its C$1.1 billion unsolicited takeover bid and acquisition of Hudson’s Bay Company Sears Canada in its C$2.3 billion sale of its credit and financial services operations to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
The Thomson Corporation (now Thomson Reuters Corporation) and The Woodbridge Company in Thomson’s US$1 billion initial U.S. public offering of common shares in the United States under the MJDS, including its listing on the NYSE