Peter Simeon Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2002 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4448

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: peter.simeon@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto




Peter Simeon

Peter Simeon is an experienced corporate commercial and securities lawyer. As a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, Peter focuses his practice on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and structured products.

Working closely with issuers, underwriters, and other corporate clients, Peter delivers practical, effective advice to help businesses move their transactions forward. He has acted for clients across a range of industries, such as mining, energy and technology. His expertise includes:

  • Public offerings, including initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Private placements
  • Reverse takeovers and qualifying transactions
  • Bought deal financings
  • Secondary offerings
  • Share and asset purchase transactions

In addition to his work in private practice, Peter is also an experienced in-house lawyer. He spent several years as corporate counsel at a multinational technology company, and completed a secondment at the Ontario Securities Commission in its Market Regulation Group.

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  • Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
  • Counsel to Yappn Corp. in its acquisition of the intellectual property assets of Ortsbo Inc., a subsidiary of Intertainment Media Inc., for a total purchase price of approximately US$17 million (September 2015)
  • Counsel to Maven Marketing Group Inc. (operating under the name Avenlo) in the cross-border disposition of a 70% interest in the company to Matomy Media Group with an option for Matomy to acquire the remaining 30% over three years (April 2015)
  • Counsel to the shareholders of Prime Nutrisource Inc., Nugale Pharmaceutical Inc. and Prime Nutrisource Inc. (New Jersey) in connection with a share sale transaction to a wholly owned subsidiary of E-World USA Holding, Inc. (October 2014)
  • Counsel to Tolima Gold Inc. in connection with a joint venture with Solvista Gold to option certain Colombian gold properties to IAMGOLD Corporation (September 2014)
  • Counsel to Tolima Gold Inc. in connection with a purchase agreement divesting its interest in certain Colombian gold properties to Wolverine Minerals Corp. (April 2014)
  • Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Clarus Securities Inc. and Paradigm Capital Inc. and including Canaccord Genuity Corp., Cormark Securities Inc. and TD Securities Inc. in connection with a bought deal public offering of $22 million of common shares of BSM Technologies Inc. (February 2014)
  • Counsel to Difference Capital Financial Inc. in connection with public offerings of $45 million of common shares and $50 million of debentures (July 2013)
  • Counsel to WB II Acquisition Corp. in connection with its qualifying transaction with Input Capital Corp. by way of three-cornered amalgamation (July 17, 2013)
  • Counsel to GMP Securities L.P. in connection with a $37 million private placement of units of CGX Energy Inc., each unit being comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant (April 2013)
  • Counsel to a syndicate of agents led by GMP Securities L.P. and including Canaccord Genuity Corp., PowerOne Capital Markets Limited and Clarus Securities Inc. in connection with a US$10-million private placement of subordinated unsecured convertible debentures of Delavaco Properties Inc. (December 2012)
  • Counsel to GMP Securities L.P. in connection with a private placement of units of Gran Colombia Gold Corp., each unit consisting of one US$1,000 face amount secured, 10% gold-linked note and 250 common share purchase warrants, for an aggregate principal amount of US$100,000,000 (October 2012)
  • Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by Cormark Securities Inc. and including National Bank Financial Inc., Paradigm Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Casimir Capital Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corp., and TD Securities Inc. in connection with a bought deal public financing of $150 million of units of Sandstorm Gold Corp., each unit consisting of one common share and one third of one common share purchase warrant (September 2012)
  • Counsel to a syndicate of agents co-led by GMP Securities L.P. and ISM Capital LLP, together with Byron Capital Markets Ltd., in connection with a cross-border $90-million financing of secured convertible bonds by Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. (April 2012)
  • Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by Cormark Securities Inc. and including GMP Securities L.P., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Fraser Mackenzie Limited, PI Financial Corp., Pope & Company Limited, Toll Cross Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. in connection with a bought deal private placement financing of $25,900,000 of common shares of Roxgold Inc., (February 2012)
  • Counsel to Tolima Gold Corp. in connection with a reverse takeover transaction with Tolima Gold Inc. (formerly FMX Ventures Inc.) by way of three-cornered amalgamation (December 2011)
  • Counsel to Tolima Gold Corp. in connection with a brokered private placement of $25 million of subscription receipts, each subscription receipt being comprised of one unit exercisable for one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (November 2011)
  • Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by Cormark Securities Inc. and including GMP Securities L.P., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Fraser Mackenzie Limited, PI Financial Corp., Pope & Company Limited, Raymond James Ltd. and Toll Cross Securities Inc. in connection with a bought deal private placement financing of $11,357,500 of common shares of Roxgold Inc. (November 2011)

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