Clients value Jennifer’s pragmatic and strategic approach to their critical transactions as well as her ability to bring practical and efficient solutions to their key issues.
Named a 2016 Lexpert Rising Star, Jennifer advises public and private clients in Canada and the U.S. in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, private equity, mining, industrials, retail and construction. Jennifer is primarily involved in M&A and capital markets transactions, for which clients trust her thorough and business-minded advice and ability to anticipate business issues.
Jennifer is regularly involved in public and private M&A and capital market transactions and complex corporate reorganizations. Clients also turn to her for assistance with general governance and corporate and securities advice, including disclosure obligations of public companies.
Jennifer is on the Board of Directors of Camp Oochigeas. She is a member of our Professional Development Committee in Toronto.
Acted for McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in connection with its $3-billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus, which operate approximately 470 pharmacies in Canada, from Katz Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises.
Syndicate of Underwriters
Acting for a syndicate of underwriters led by J.P. Morgan, BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank on the US$2.2-billion cross-border initial public offering of subordinate voting shares and tangible equity units of GFL Environmental Inc., the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America. The offering is one of the largest IPOs in Canadian history.
Arizona Mining Inc.
Acted for Arizona Mining Inc. in its sale to South32 Limited in an all-cash transaction valuing Arizona Mining at approximately $2.1 billion, by plan of arrangement.
WIND Mobile Corp. and its shareholders
Acted for WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) and its shareholders, including West Face Capital, in connection with the sale of WIND to Shaw Communications Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its $1.005-billion sale of a 50% interest in the Zaldívar copper mine in Chile to Chile-based Antofagasta Plc and related joint venture arrangements.
Birch Hill Equity Partners
Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in the $101.6-million acquisition and related financing of non-core midstream and power assets in Canada from AltaGas Ltd. and in the $63.4-million acquisition of a 13.3% interest in Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd., a public company, from AltaGas.
Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc.
Acted for Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. in its $88.7-million acquisition of Endy, one of Canada's leading mattress-in-a-box e-commerce players, and the financing of this acquisition through an increase in and amendment to its $210-million senior secured syndicated credit facility.
Acted for McKesson Canada in its acquisition of Well.ca, an online retailer of health, wellness, baby and beauty products.
Augusta Investments Inc.
Acted for Augusta Investments Inc. with its minority investment in Tethyan Resources plc, a gold and base metal mineral exploration company incorporated in England & Wales.
New Gold Inc.
Acted for New Gold Inc. in connection with the sale of its 30% interest in the El Morro copper-gold project in Chile to Goldcorp Inc. in exchange for a $90-million cash payment, a 4% gold stream on life-of-project gold production from the El Morro property and cancellation of a $93-million carried funding loan. In conjunction with the transaction, Goldcorp and Teck Resources Limited announced that they plan to combine their respective El Morro and Relincho properties into a 50/50 joint venture with the interim name of Project Corridor.
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