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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 2007
  • California, 2008
  • British Columbia, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2010

Andrew J. Bond

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Counsel
T213.633.8666
F213.633.6899

Andrew Bond is a corporate attorney with a broad-based securities law practice. He represents clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. He also advises Canadian clients on the listing requirements on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and the platforms operated by the OTC Markets Group. Andrew previously practiced in Canada, where he advised both U.S. and Canadian issuers on registered securities offerings, private placements, and Securities Exchange Act compliance.

Representative Experience

$225 million senior note offering for Mercer International Inc.

Acted as U.S. counsel to the issuer (TSX: MRI.U, NASDAQ: MERC) in a cross-border debt offering for $225 million. (2017)

Cross-border bought deal offering for Hardwoods Distribution Inc.

Acted as U.S. counsel to Hardwoods Distribution Inc. in a cross-border $57.5 million bought deal offering of subscription receipts. (2016)

TrackX Holdings Inc. reverse takeover

Represented TrackX Holdings Inc. in a cross-border reverse takeover transaction and concurrent private placement financing. (2016)

Senior note offering for HomeStreet Bank

Representation of HomeStreet Inc., parent of HomeStreet Bank, in the offering of $65 million of senior notes. (2016)

Proxy Contest for Acucela Inc.

Represented the founder and largest shareholder in a successful cross-border proxy contest to replace the Board of Directors of Acucela Inc., a U.S. public biotechnology company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. (2015)

U.S. counsel for Siyata Mobile Inc.

Represented Siyata Mobile Inc., a Canada-based mobile phone company, in a cross-border reverse takeover transaction and concurrent financing. (2015)

$650 million senior note offering for Mercer International Inc.

Acted as U.S. counsel to the issuer in a cross-border debt offering for $650 million in new senior notes and the corresponding tender offer and consent solicitation for the issuer’s then-outstanding senior notes. (2014)

$50 million equity offering for Mercer International Inc.

Acted as U.S. counsel in a shelf-take down offering of shares of common stock. (2014)

Northrim BanCorp, Inc. acquisition of Alaska Pacific Bancshares, Inc.

Represented Northrim BanCorp, Inc. in their acquisition of Alaska Pacific Bancshares, Inc. (2014)

Northrim Inc. acquisition of Residential Mortgage LLC

Represented Northrim Inc., parent company of Northrim Bank, in their acquisition of mortgage banking company, Residential Mortgage LLC. (2014)

Fission Uranium Corp. acquisition of Alpha Minerals Inc.

Acted as U.S. counsel in connection with Fission Uranium Corp.’s acquisition of Alpha Minerals Inc. through a Canadian Plan of Arrangement. (2013)

$50 million registered senior note offering for Mercer International Inc.

Acted as U.S. counsel in a shelf take-down registered offering of senior notes. (2013)

Auction and sale of Williams Controls, Inc.

Represented Williams Controls, Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic engine and throttle controls serving the heavy truck and heavy equipment industry, in its auction and $125 million sale to Curtiss-Wright Corporation. (2012)

$182 million competitive tender offer for Mercer International Inc.*

Acted for Mercer International Inc. in a take-over bid for Fibrek Inc., a mid-sized Canadian pulp producer, in the context of a competing unsolicited take-over bid by AbitibiBowater Inc. (2012)

$220 million acquisition for Terra Nova Royalty Corp.*

Represented the acquirer in a registered tender offer for all of the common shares of Mass Financial Corp., a Barbados incorporated financial services company then trading on the Vienna Stock Exchange. (2010)

$300 million senior note offering for Mercer International Inc.*

Acted for the issuer in a cross-border Rule 144A high yield debt offering and the corresponding tender offer and consent solicitation for the issuer’s then-outstanding high yield senior notes. (2010)

$67 million exchange offer for convertible notes for Mercer International Inc.*

Acted for the issuer in a Section 3(a)(9) exchange offer for the issuer’s outstanding high yield convertible notes. (2010)

$50 million rights offering for Terra Nova Royalty Corp.*

Acted for the issuer in an offering registered through the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system. (2010)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Associate, Sangra Moller LLP,  Vancouver, British Columbia, 2008-2012
  • Articling Student, Sangra Moller LLP, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2007-2008
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Robert H. Cleland, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
  • Government Affairs Intern, Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C. , 2002

Professional & Community Activities

  • Business Law Section, Washington State Bar Association
  • Business Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law Section, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Securities Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Business Law Section, American Bar Association