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Edelman Toronto Appoints David Ryan As Senior Vice President, Financial Communications

David RyanEdelman recently announced the appointment of David Ryan as Senior Vice President, Financial Communications. He joins the corporate practice in Toronto and will play a key role in building out the firm’s financial communications offering.
Over the last decade, David has provided financial and corporate communications counsel to leading North American companies on hostile takeover defenses, friendly transactions, restructurings and insolvency proceedings, proxy contests, operational crises, management changes, governance issues, litigation and other acute reputational challenges.

Ryan’s transactional and special situations experience includes Osisko Mining’s recent defense of a hostile bid from Goldcorp, CNOOC Limited’s $15 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc., Louisiana Pacific Corp.’s bid for Ainsworth Lumber, Accelero Capital’s attempted acquisition of Allstream from Manitoba Tel (MTS), Leon’s acquisition of The Brick, Inmet Mining’s defense of a hostile bid from First Quantum Minerals, Canadian Tire’s acquisition of Forzani Group, Equinox Mineral’s hostile bid for Lundin Mining, Maple Leaf Foods’s response to an activist campaign by West Face Capital, TransAlta’s response to Luminus Management LLC’s activist campaign, and Placer Dome’s hostile defense and eventual friendly transaction with Barrick Gold, among others.