Firms: Allens (OceanaGold); King & Wood Mallesons (joint lead underwriters: Citigroup Global Markets Canada Inc. and Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Limited)
Deal: OceanaGold’s equity capital raising
Value: C$93.3 million
Key players: Allens’ legal team was led by partner Julian Donnan (pictured), senior associate Robert Speed and lawyer Amy Spira. The King & Wood Mallesons team was led by M&A partners David Friedlander and David Eliakim. They were supported by senior associate Daniel Natale and solicitor Apoorva Suryaprakash. Stikeman Elliott acted as Canadian counsel and Dorsey & Whitney acted as US counsel for the joint lead underwriters. Fasken Martineau acted as Canadian counsel, and Sullivan Cromwell also acted as US counsel for OceanaGold.
Deal significance: Canada-based OceanaGold, which is listed on the TSX, ASX and NZX, has three operating gold mines and a portfolio of assets located in New Zealand and the Philippines. Proceeds from its capital raising will be used to pay outstanding debt and provide balance sheet and operating flexibility.