Jennifer Grossklaus

Professional Development Partner

Jennifer Grossklaus

Jennifer Grossklaus

Professional Development Partner

With nearly two decades of practice experience, Jennifer brings a unique perspective and insight to support both client interests and the firm’s overall legal talent management strategy.

Jennifer advises public and private clients in Canada and the United States on private M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, including healthcare, private equity, mining, industrials, retail and construction. She is trusted by clients for her pragmatic and business-minded approach to their critical issues.

As Professional Development Partner, Jennifer is responsible for developing, implementing and managing all continuing legal education and professional development activities for students and lawyers in Toronto. She is also involved in the firm’s client education programs. Jennifer plays a key role in fostering a culture of lifelong learning, ensuring that our lawyers continue to meet our clients’ changing needs.

Jennifer Grossklaus

Professional Development Partner

With nearly two decades of practice experience, Jennifer brings a unique perspective and insight to support both client interests and the firm’s overall legal talent management strategy.

Jennifer advises public and private clients in Canada and the United States on private M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, including healthcare, private equity, mining, industrials, retail and construction. She is trusted by clients for her pragmatic and business-minded approach to their critical issues.

As Professional Development Partner, Jennifer is responsible for developing, implementing and managing all continuing legal education and professional development activities for students and lawyers in Toronto. She is also involved in the firm’s client education programs. Jennifer plays a key role in fostering a culture of lifelong learning, ensuring that our lawyers continue to meet our clients’ changing needs.

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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.

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Syndicate of Underwriters

Acted 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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McKesson Canada

Acted for McKesson Canada in its acquisition of Well.ca, an online retailer of health, wellness, baby and beauty products.

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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.

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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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COVID-19: What Private Fund Managers Need to Know Now

Mar. 24, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic will affect managers of private funds in several ways. The nature and extent to which any particular fund manager is affected by COVID-19 will depend on many factors, including the type of fund, the investor base of the fund and whether the fund is currently being marketed to...

Guide
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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
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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...

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

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Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

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Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

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Lexpert Special Edition: Mining

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mining Law; Securities Law

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2002

Education
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McGill University, BCL/LLB, 2000

Board Memberships
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Camp Oochigeas

With nearly two decades of practice experience, Jennifer brings a unique perspective and insight to support both client interests and the firm’s overall legal talent management strategy.

Jennifer advises public and private clients in Canada and the United States on private M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, including healthcare, private equity, mining, industrials, retail and construction. She is trusted by clients for her pragmatic and business-minded approach to their critical issues.

As Professional Development Partner, Jennifer is responsible for developing, implementing and managing all continuing legal education and professional development activities for students and lawyers in Toronto. She is also involved in the firm’s client education programs. Jennifer plays a key role in fostering a culture of lifelong learning, ensuring that our lawyers continue to meet our clients’ changing needs.

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

Acted 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.

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.

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COVID-19: What Private Fund Managers Need to Know Now

Mar. 24, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic will affect managers of private funds in several ways. The nature and extent to which any particular fund manager is affected by COVID-19 will depend on many factors, including the type of fund, the investor base of the fund and whether the fund is currently being marketed to...

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: Finance and M&A

Lexpert Special Edition: Mining

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mining Law; Securities Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2002

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB, 2000

Board Memberships

Camp Oochigeas