Adam Rock

Partner

(he/him)

Calgary

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Education & Qualifications

  • Alberta Bar (2006)
  • JD (Toronto, 2005)

An experienced corporate lawyer, Adam provides strategic advice to clients undertaking significant transactions or facing challenging legal or regulatory issues.

Adam acts for issuers and investors on a wide range of transactional matters, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, capital reorganizations and complex commercial arrangements. He also frequently advises boards and their committees on corporate governance and crisis and risk management.

 

  • SC2 Inc. in its widely disseminated offer to acquire 5% of the outstanding common shares of Sherritt International Corporation, at a premium to the market price
  • Expander Energy Inc. in its disposition of cleantech assets to, and its acquisition of a 49.9% equity interest in, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp.
  • CE Brands Inc. in a series of recapitalization transactions involving (i) the conversion of outstanding debt under its senior secured Canadian and U.S. credit facilities into common shares, (ii) the amendment of its outstanding senior secured debentures and the conversion of the accrued and unpaid interest under those debentures into common shares and (iii) the amendment of its agreements for the sale of future receivables
  • Expander Energy Inc. in its joint venture with Rocky Mountain Clean Fuels Inc. to construct the world’s first biomass to Bio-Syndiesel® facility
  • A U.S. financial sponsor in the formation of its special purpose fund and the fund’s C$135 million investment in Canadian infrastructure assets*
  • A U.S. financial sponsor in its strategic partnership with one of Canada’s largest public pension fund managers*
  • A clean energy company in its US$150 million capital commitment from a U.S. energy transition fund*
  • An emerging sponsor in the formation of its first venture capital fund and the fund’s initial and follow-on equity investments in the information technology sector*
  • A technology hardware company with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia in its C$110 million go-public transaction on the TSXV*
  • An alternative asset manager in the formation of several private funds, including its fund of hedge funds and its fund of private equity funds*
  • A clean energy company in its C$40 million series A financing and related commercial arrangements to develop Canada’s first commercial gas-to-synthetic fuels facility*
  • A TSX-listed energy services company in its C$460 million cross-border sale, by way of plan of arrangement, to a NYSE-listed strategic buyer*
  • A family office in its joint venture with an LSE-listed metals and mining company to acquire European clean energy assets*

*Prior to joining MLT Aikins LLP

  • Director, Calhome Properties Ltd.
  • Member, Risk Committee, Northrock Global Opportunities Fund
  • Corporate Secretary, CE Brands Inc.
  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association (Business Law, Southern Alberta Section)
  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association (Securities Law, Southern Alberta Section)
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta