Alan retired as a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of RBC Capital Markets in December of 2014. He had also held the position of Head, Strategy & Development at RBC Financial Group. In this role, he was responsible for corporate strategy as well as mergers and acquisitions, and development activities for the Bank. He was also Chief Executive Officer, RBC Capital Partners, the private equity investment arm of RBC Financial Group. Since December 2014, he has been an advisor to governments and to several large public and private companies on strategic and other matters. Through his advisory and investment company, Shakerhill Partners Ltd., he provides financial and strategic advisory service, as well as expert witness services..
Provided strategy consulting advice to the Province of Ontario with respect to the privatization and IPO of Hydro One Inc. as well as the sale of Hydro One Brampton as part of the creation of Alectra.
Provided financial advisory and strategy consulting services to the Province of Ontario with respect to the restructuring and sale of Stelco Inc. as well as the structuring and management of assets that were spun out of the restructuring and CCAA to the pension funds for employees of Stelco Inc.
Provided advice to the Province of Ontario with respect to certain post-CCAA financial support to Algoma Steel
Provided strategy consulting and advice to the Province of Ontario with respect to financial contributions (in conjunction with the Government of Canada) to the Wataynikaneyap transmission line project north of Pickle Lake. Financing complete, project underway.
Provided an expert opinion with respect to the work conducted by a major Canadian investment dealer in a takeover context. Fee dispute. WON at trial.
Provided an expert opinion with respect to financial advice and governance pertaining to a transaction that was disputed by a shareholder. Settled.
Provided pro bono advice to this Canadian Crown Corporation with respect to emergency funding programs to support Canadian business during COVID-19. Completed.
Expert witness services with respect to a fee dispute with a boutique investment bank. In progress.
Expert opinion with respect to a disclosure matter subject to a class action lawsuit.
Advisor to the company on its sale to Select Wine Merchants
Expert opinion with respect to certain disclosure matters subject to a securities class action lawsuit. Settled.
Certain confidential advice to this Ontario Crown Corporation
Advice with respect to certain financing matters during the early part of the COVI-19 pandemic
Expert opinion with respect to the sale of a royalty interest into an IPO vehicle. Settled.
Advice with respect to a potential acquisition by a major Canadian listed company. Transaction did not complete.
Advice and opinion supporting a tax position taken by a major Canadian Income Trust. Abandoned by CRA
Advice with respect to a dispute with an investment bank. Settled.
Advice with respect to the potential economics of various transit alternatives in Toronto