Jennifer Grossklaus

Partner

Jennifer Grossklaus

Jennifer Grossklaus

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2002

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.

Jennifer Grossklaus

Partner

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.

McKesson Corporation

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 BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank in the cross-border initial public offering of GFL Environmental Inc., the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America.

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.

McKesson Canada

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.

Bird Construction Inc.

Acted for Bird Construction Inc. in its acquisition of a 50% interest in Stack Modular, a modular construction company with operations in Canada and China.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in its acquisition of CCM Hockey from Adidas.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its sale of a 25% stake in the Cerro Casale Project to Goldcorp, and the negotiation of a 50/50 regional joint venture over the Cerro Casale, Quebrada Seca and Caspiche projects in Chile's Maricunga district. This highly complex and multi-faceted transaction involved the acquisition by Goldcorp of Kinross' entire 25% interest in the Cerro Casale Project and a 25% interest in the project from Barrick, whose holding in the project will fall from 75% to 50%. Upon closing of the transaction, the joint venture was established.

CASA Energy Services Inc. and West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for CASA Energy Services Inc. (CASA) and its 100% owner, West Face Capital Inc., in connection with an all-stock acquisition of CASA by Performance Energy Services Inc.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its US$110-million sale to subsidiaries of Waterton Precious Metals Fund II Cayman, LP of a 70% interest in the Spring Valley project and 100% of the Ruby Hill mine located in Nevada.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its US$610-million sale to Kinross Gold Corporation of non-core assets in Nevada, including a 50% interest in the Round Mountain mine and 100% of the Bald Mountain mine, and related arrangements for a new 50-50 exploration joint venture with Kinross that will own a large land package on the Bald Mountain property.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners and Sleep Country Canada in connection with the $300-million initial public offering of common shares of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. and in connection with a new $175-million senior secured credit facility. The proceeds of the initial public offering were used to acquire Sleep Country Canada Inc.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its auction process and subsequent sale to Franco-Nevada Corporation of a portfolio of royalties located in various jurisdictions in North America, South America and Australia.

Iogen Corporation

Acted for Iogen Corporation in the sale of its industrial enzyme business to an affiliate of Novozymes A/S.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners Limited in connection with the sale of Shnier-GESCO Limited Partnership to Blue Point Capital Partners.

Guide

Evolution of the Deal: Trending Contractual Terms in Mining Acquisition Transactions, co-author with Lisa Damiani

Dec. 31, 2018 - 64th Annual Institute Proceedings (2018) (Westminster: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute)
Purchase a copy of 64th Annual Institute Proceedings (2018).

In the News

Rising Stars on Video

Dec. 21, 2016 - Davies partners Jennifer Grossklaus and Derek Ricci were recently recognized as Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Both earned this award for their legal talent, business acumen, major accomplishments, community participation and interpersonal skills, and for being highly respected by...

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Lexpert Special Edition Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Mining Law; Securities Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2002

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB, 2000

Board Memberships

Camp Oochigeas

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.

McKesson Corporation

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 BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank in the cross-border initial public offering of GFL Environmental Inc., the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America.

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.

McKesson Canada

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.

Bird Construction Inc.

Acted for Bird Construction Inc. in its acquisition of a 50% interest in Stack Modular, a modular construction company with operations in Canada and China.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in its acquisition of CCM Hockey from Adidas.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its sale of a 25% stake in the Cerro Casale Project to Goldcorp, and the negotiation of a 50/50 regional joint venture over the Cerro Casale, Quebrada Seca and Caspiche projects in Chile's Maricunga district. This highly complex and multi-faceted transaction involved the acquisition by Goldcorp of Kinross' entire 25% interest in the Cerro Casale Project and a 25% interest in the project from Barrick, whose holding in the project will fall from 75% to 50%. Upon closing of the transaction, the joint venture was established.

CASA Energy Services Inc. and West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for CASA Energy Services Inc. (CASA) and its 100% owner, West Face Capital Inc., in connection with an all-stock acquisition of CASA by Performance Energy Services Inc.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its US$110-million sale to subsidiaries of Waterton Precious Metals Fund II Cayman, LP of a 70% interest in the Spring Valley project and 100% of the Ruby Hill mine located in Nevada.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its US$610-million sale to Kinross Gold Corporation of non-core assets in Nevada, including a 50% interest in the Round Mountain mine and 100% of the Bald Mountain mine, and related arrangements for a new 50-50 exploration joint venture with Kinross that will own a large land package on the Bald Mountain property.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners and Sleep Country Canada in connection with the $300-million initial public offering of common shares of Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. and in connection with a new $175-million senior secured credit facility. The proceeds of the initial public offering were used to acquire Sleep Country Canada Inc.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its auction process and subsequent sale to Franco-Nevada Corporation of a portfolio of royalties located in various jurisdictions in North America, South America and Australia.

Iogen Corporation

Acted for Iogen Corporation in the sale of its industrial enzyme business to an affiliate of Novozymes A/S.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners Limited in connection with the sale of Shnier-GESCO Limited Partnership to Blue Point Capital Partners.

Guide

Evolution of the Deal: Trending Contractual Terms in Mining Acquisition Transactions, co-author with Lisa Damiani

Dec. 31, 2018 - 64th Annual Institute Proceedings (2018) (Westminster: Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute)
Purchase a copy of 64th Annual Institute Proceedings (2018).

In the News

Rising Stars on Video

Dec. 21, 2016 - Davies partners Jennifer Grossklaus and Derek Ricci were recently recognized as Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Both earned this award for their legal talent, business acumen, major accomplishments, community participation and interpersonal skills, and for being highly respected by...

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Lexpert Special Edition Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Mining Law; Securities Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2002

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB, 2000

Board Memberships

Camp Oochigeas