Cam Mingay* is a senior partner in the Securities Group at Cassels Brock. Cam has a diverse practice that encompasses the areas of M&A, securities and corporate finance. His practice covers a variety of industries including natural resources, life science, healthcare, technology and clean tech. Cam has extensive experience in representing companies and investment dealers in all manner of public and private transactions. He acts as lead counsel for a number of public clients and serves as counsel to a number of investment dealers on corporate finance matters.
Cam is a strategic advisor who has used his entrepreneurial instincts to assist a number of companies grow from start-ups to mid to large cap companies. Cam has headed up the teams and provided structuring and other advice in the formative stages of a number of multi-billion dollar market cap companies, including Kinross Gold, New Gold, Allied Nevada and WaveRider Communications. Cam continued to provide advice to each of these companies from their inception through their various growth phases and developed corporate governance and corporate social responsibility policies appropriate to their respective stages of development. Cam was the incorporating lawyer and first corporate secretary for Dell Canada. He also advised Global Water, a clean tech company, on its northbound cross-border offering and TSX listing. Cam recently advised on a number of life science transactions, including the proposed financing of a pharma company and the establishment of a portal providing on-line medical advice. Cam is widely known for his innovative structuring ideas, which were the subject of an article in the “Art of the Deal” section of Lexpert. For a copy of the article, please click here.
Cam has extensive expertise in cross-border legal work. He has acted as the lead counsel on a number of significant cross-border acquisitions and on what is commonly referred to as north-bound transactions, where companies are restructured to gain access to the Canadian capital markets, usually with the result that they achieve foreign private issuer status. Examples of such companies are WaveRider Communications, Western Goldfields (now New Gold), Global Water, and Northern Power Systems, a US energy technology company, on which transaction he acted for the underwriter.
Cam has built a large cannabis law practice and provides clients with sophisticated and strategic advice. His streamlined approach to financings, business combinations and reverse takeovers has allowed Cam to build a reputation as a diligent, proficient leader in cannabis law. He has helped his clients strategically grow from start-ups into mid to large cap companies such as Origin House and DionyMed Brands Inc. Cam also acts for various late stage licensed applicants and various U.S. cannabis operators looking to go public in Canada such as CLS Holdings USA, Inc.
Cam has acted in the past several years on smaller M&A transactions where clients had limited in-house resources. Cam also led an initiative at Cassels to introduce Chinese investors to the favourable investment climate in Canada and to provide them with the tools with which to successfully invest in this country's industries. Cam has served as a director for a number of companies listed on the TSX, NYSE, NASDAQ and AIM, and as a director of the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Ontario). He is involved in a number of philanthropic endeavours and is very active in his community. In 2011, Cam was awarded the 2011 Zenith Award by Lexpert in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility by Law Firm that Impacts, for our work with and donations to Omatjete Primary School Project in Namibia.
Cam has been continuously recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada. He is also listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and has achieved a BV Distinguished™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Representative transactions on which Cam has acted, include the following:
*denotes Professional Corporation