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Kristopher R. Hanc

Partner

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Public Markets Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.7395

Kris Hanc focuses on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He regularly advises purchasers, target companies, and vendors on a wide variety of public and private merger and acquisition transactions. He also has experience advising on public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, proxy contests and special committee processes, and has been involved in a number of restructurings of insolvent companies. In addition, Kris provides ongoing advice to public companies on their disclosure, corporate governance and other corporate and securities law obligations.

Kris acts for clients in a wide range of sectors, including mining, technology, consumer products, media & telecom, financial services, healthcare, real estate, retail and other industries.

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  • The ad hoc group of noteholders and the Plan Sponsors in connection with the $3.6 billion recapitalization of Tervita Corporation, a leading environmental solutions provider.
  • The independent members of the Board of Directors of Performance Sports Group Ltd., a leading developer and manufacturer of sports equipment, in connection with proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.Read more
  • Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., the largest first lien debtholder, in connection with the $600 million recapitalization of Postmedia Network Inc. ("PNI") pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act, including significant amendments to PNI's outstanding 8.25% senior secured notes (the "First Lien Notes") and the paydown of approximately $78 million of the First Lien Notes. Read more

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