Joshua Kuretzky

Partner

Joshua Kuretzky

Joshua Kuretzky

Partner

Josh brings a sharp mind and incisive approach to all his clients’ deals. He excels at identifying and resolving their challenges quickly and effectively.

Canadian and international companies seek him out to advise on mergers and acquisitions. Private equity firms turn to him for advice on fund formation and investment transactions. He also counsels on securitization and banking transactions. Clients of all sizes – from small private companies to large public institutions – rely on Josh’s expertise to resolve the challenges in their transactions.

Joshua Kuretzky

Partner

Josh brings a sharp mind and incisive approach to all his clients’ deals. He excels at identifying and resolving their challenges quickly and effectively.

Canadian and international companies seek him out to advise on mergers and acquisitions. Private equity firms turn to him for advice on fund formation and investment transactions. He also counsels on securitization and banking transactions. Clients of all sizes – from small private companies to large public institutions – rely on Josh’s expertise to resolve the challenges in their transactions.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its earn-in arrangement with Precipitate Gold Corp. (PGC), under which Barrick was granted the right to acquire a 70% interest in PGC's Pueblo Grande project in the Dominican Republic, and a related subscription for common shares of PGC.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners on the acquisition and related financing of Alumni Classroom Furniture Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of educational furniture for the pre-school through grade twelve market.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the formation of Northleaf Senior Private Credit, an open-ended credit fund formed to make senior secured loans to private-equity backed companies.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the formation of Northleaf Private Credit II, a closed-end credit fund focused on making loans to mid-market private equity backed companies.

Altas Partners

Acted for Altas Partners in connection with the establishment of the firm and the formation of Altas Partners II LP, Altas' second fund with US$3 billion in commitments.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the formation of an evergreen fund program for certain TD Bank pension plans.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with a transaction with Shandong Gold that included the sale of a 50% interest in the Veladero gold mine for US$960 million; the negotiation of a 50/50 joint venture arrangement in respect of the Veladero gold mine; the negotiation of a strategic cooperation agreement to explore the joint development of the Pascua-Lama deposit located along the Chilean-Argentinean border; and the evaluation of additional investment opportunities on the highly prospective El Indio Gold Belt on the border of Argentina and Chile.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the establishment of a US$1.4-billion Northleaf global private credit program and Northleaf's related acquisition, through a new Northleaf-managed investment fund, of a 16% equity stake in Antares Holdings from CPPIB Credit Investments Inc.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with the formation of Birch Hill Equity Partners V, a $1.3 billion private equity fund.

TriWest Capital Partners

Acted for TriWest Capital Partners in connection with the formation of TriWest Capital Partners Fund V, a $500 million private equity fund.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Alliance Corporation, a distributor and manufacturer of products and solutions for North American wireless, broadband, broadcast and wireline networks.

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.

Altas Partners

Acted for Altas Partners in connection with its investment in St. George's University.

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

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Lexpert Special Edition: Mining

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Securities Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2006

Education

University of Western Ontario, LLB (with Distinction)
Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, BA (Hons) (with Distinction)

Board Memberships

AIMA, Alternative Credit Council Canada, co-leader

Josh brings a sharp mind and incisive approach to all his clients’ deals. He excels at identifying and resolving their challenges quickly and effectively.

Canadian and international companies seek him out to advise on mergers and acquisitions. Private equity firms turn to him for advice on fund formation and investment transactions. He also counsels on securitization and banking transactions. Clients of all sizes – from small private companies to large public institutions – rely on Josh’s expertise to resolve the challenges in their transactions.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its earn-in arrangement with Precipitate Gold Corp. (PGC), under which Barrick was granted the right to acquire a 70% interest in PGC's Pueblo Grande project in the Dominican Republic, and a related subscription for common shares of PGC.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners on the acquisition and related financing of Alumni Classroom Furniture Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of educational furniture for the pre-school through grade twelve market.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the formation of Northleaf Senior Private Credit, an open-ended credit fund formed to make senior secured loans to private-equity backed companies.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the formation of Northleaf Private Credit II, a closed-end credit fund focused on making loans to mid-market private equity backed companies.

Altas Partners

Acted for Altas Partners in connection with the establishment of the firm and the formation of Altas Partners II LP, Altas' second fund with US$3 billion in commitments.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the formation of an evergreen fund program for certain TD Bank pension plans.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with a transaction with Shandong Gold that included the sale of a 50% interest in the Veladero gold mine for US$960 million; the negotiation of a 50/50 joint venture arrangement in respect of the Veladero gold mine; the negotiation of a strategic cooperation agreement to explore the joint development of the Pascua-Lama deposit located along the Chilean-Argentinean border; and the evaluation of additional investment opportunities on the highly prospective El Indio Gold Belt on the border of Argentina and Chile.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the establishment of a US$1.4-billion Northleaf global private credit program and Northleaf's related acquisition, through a new Northleaf-managed investment fund, of a 16% equity stake in Antares Holdings from CPPIB Credit Investments Inc.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with the formation of Birch Hill Equity Partners V, a $1.3 billion private equity fund.

TriWest Capital Partners

Acted for TriWest Capital Partners in connection with the formation of TriWest Capital Partners Fund V, a $500 million private equity fund.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Alliance Corporation, a distributor and manufacturer of products and solutions for North American wireless, broadband, broadcast and wireline networks.

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.

Altas Partners

Acted for Altas Partners in connection with its investment in St. George's University.

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

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Lexpert Special Edition: Mining

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Securities Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2006

Education

University of Western Ontario, LLB (with Distinction)
Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, BA (Hons) (with Distinction)

Board Memberships

AIMA, Alternative Credit Council Canada, co-leader