Adam Kline 

Adam Kline

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7874
e: adam.kline@mcmillan.ca

overview

Adam Kline is a member of the Capital Markets and M&A Group in McMillan's Toronto office. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of securities, corporate finance and public and private mergers and acquisitions. 

Mr. Kline has significant experience advising both bidders and targets in hostile and negotiated merger and acquisition transactions and has advised underwriters and issuers on numerous financing transactions, including IPOs, bought deals, private placements and rights offerings, in a variety of sectors including, media, telecommunications, technology, real estate (including REITs), diversified products, retail and financial services. In addition to Adam's transactional practice, he regularly advises clients on corporate governance, securities regulatory compliance matters and general corporate and securities law matters. 

Prior to joining McMillan, Mr. Kline practised at another major Canadian law firm where he developed a significant M&A, securities and REIT practice.

Representative Matters

Mr. Kline's recent representative work includes:

  • Acting for Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation in connection with its $17 million brokered private placement
  • Acting for a real estate issuer in connection with its $135 million senior unsecured debt offering
  • Acting for a retail REIT in connection with its $263 million initial public offering
  • Acting for a residential apartment REIT in connection with its $75 million initial public offering
  • Acting for underwriters in connection with the $83 million initial public offering of a commercial REIT
  • Acting for a retirement community issuer in connection with its $138 million initial public offering
  • Acting for Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation in connection with its $40 million public offering 
  • Acting for Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation in connection with its $13 million public offering 
  • Acting for the special committee of Canada Fluorspar Inc. in connection with its sale to Golden Gate Capital valued at $35 million
  • Acting for a TSX listed mining company in connection with the successful defense of a $38.6 billion unsolicited takeover bid
  • Acting for a TSX listed mining company in connection with its $14 billion acquisition of a TSX listed coal trust
  • Acting for a multinational oil and gas company in connection with its $7 billion acquisition of the minority stake in its TSX listed subsidiary

Publications

Interoil/Exxon Plan of Arrangement: Third Time's A Charm
Early Warning Enhancements
For The Times They Are A-Changin: Canadian Regulators Adopt Fundamental Changes to the Take-over Bid Regime
Ontario Securities Commission: Please Comment on Whistleblower Policy
Confidentiality Protections Squashed by SEC
Blowing the Whistle: The OSC Proposes Canada's First Whistleblower Program
Do Not Attempt to Interfere with Potential Whistleblowing, SEC Warns
Canadian Securities Regulators Abandon Certain Key Amendments to Early Warning System
Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Significant Harmonized Changes to the Take-Over Bid Rules

News

Blowing the Whistle: The OSC Proposes Canada's First Whistleblower Program

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB - 2004
  • Schulich School of Business, MBA - 1999
  • University of Western Ontario, BA - 1992

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2005

Practices

capital markets
mergers and acquisitions
corporate finance
business law
corporate governance
proxy contests
real estate investment trusts

Industries

mining
private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
life sciences
banking, finance and insurance
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association

Adam Kline is a member of the Capital Markets and M&A Group in McMillan's Toronto office. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of securities, corporate finance and public and private mergers and acquisitions. 

Mr. Kline has significant experience advising both bidders and targets in hostile and negotiated merger and acquisition transactions and has advised underwriters and issuers on numerous financing transactions, including IPOs, bought deals, private placements and rights offerings, in a variety of sectors including, media, telecommunications, technology, real estate (including REITs), diversified products, retail and financial services. In addition to Adam's transactional practice, he regularly advises clients on corporate governance, securities regulatory compliance matters and general corporate and securities law matters. 

Prior to joining McMillan, Mr. Kline practised at another major Canadian law firm where he developed a significant M&A, securities and REIT practice.

Mr. Kline's recent representative work includes:

  • Acting for Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation in connection with its $17 million brokered private placement
  • Acting for a real estate issuer in connection with its $135 million senior unsecured debt offering
  • Acting for a retail REIT in connection with its $263 million initial public offering
  • Acting for a residential apartment REIT in connection with its $75 million initial public offering
  • Acting for underwriters in connection with the $83 million initial public offering of a commercial REIT
  • Acting for a retirement community issuer in connection with its $138 million initial public offering
  • Acting for Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation in connection with its $40 million public offering 
  • Acting for Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation in connection with its $13 million public offering 
  • Acting for the special committee of Canada Fluorspar Inc. in connection with its sale to Golden Gate Capital valued at $35 million
  • Acting for a TSX listed mining company in connection with the successful defense of a $38.6 billion unsolicited takeover bid
  • Acting for a TSX listed mining company in connection with its $14 billion acquisition of a TSX listed coal trust
  • Acting for a multinational oil and gas company in connection with its $7 billion acquisition of the minority stake in its TSX listed subsidiary