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.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners on the acquisition and related financing of GPS Products Inc., a Canadian based company that designs, engineers and manufactures furniture for the educational market.

Northleaf Capital Partners

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

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners with the formation of Northleaf Senior Private Credit, an open-ended credit fund formed to make senior secured loans to private-equity backed companies without the use of leverage.

Northleaf Capital Partners

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

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners with the formation of Northleaf Private Credit II, a closed-end credit fund focused on making loans to mid-market private equity backed companies. Northleaf Private Credit II has held its first close and is continuing to fundraise in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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.

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.

Celestica Inc.

Acted for Celestica Inc. in connection with its US$550-million amended and restated revolving credit facility agreement with a syndicate of lenders.

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.

Celestica Inc.

Acted for Celestica Inc. in connection with a US$300-million revolving credit facility agreement with a syndicate of lenders.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Scotiabank, ING, Societe Generale, SEB, BMO Capital Markets and GMP Securities

Acted as Canadian counsel for BofA Merrill Lynch and Scotiabank as joint book-running managers and ING, Societe Generale, SEB, BMO Capital Markets, and GMP Securities as co-managers in connection with the private placement of US$1-billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes by Lundin Mining Corporation. Proceeds were used to partially fund Lundin's US$1.8-billion acquisition of an 80% ownership stake in the Candelaria/Ojos del Salado copper mining operations and supporting infrastructure from Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in connection with the negotiation and establishment of a $675-million credit facility for the acquisition of gas compression assets.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in its investment in Frischkorn Audio-Visual Corp., Canada's leading independent provider of audio-visual services to corporate clients.

Barrick Gold Corporation and Barrick North America Finance LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel for Barrick Gold Corporation and Barrick North America Finance LLC in connection with an offering of US$3-billion of debt securities comprised of US$650-million of notes due 2018 and US$1.5-billion of notes due 2023 of Barrick Gold Corporation and US$850-million of notes due 2043 of Barrick North America Finance LLC.

BHP Billiton

Acted for BHP Billiton in connection with the sale of its diamond business, comprising its controlling interests in the EKATI Diamond Mine and its Diamonds Marketing operations in Belgium, to Dominion Diamond Mines Ltd. for an aggregate cash consideration of US$500 million.

Fronteer Gold Inc.

Acted for Fronteer Gold Inc. in its $2.3-billion acquisition by Newmont Mining Corporation (now known as Newmont Goldcorp Corporation). The transaction was structured as a plan of arrangement providing for cash consideration and the spin off of shares of Pilot Gold Inc., a new TSX-listed company holding exploration assets, to the former shareholders of Fronteer Gold.

Patheon Inc.

Acted for Patheon Inc. in the sale of its Niagara-Burlington commercial manufacturing business to Pharmetics Inc.

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

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)

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.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners on the acquisition and related financing of GPS Products Inc., a Canadian based company that designs, engineers and manufactures furniture for the educational market.

Northleaf Capital Partners

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

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners with the formation of Northleaf Senior Private Credit, an open-ended credit fund formed to make senior secured loans to private-equity backed companies without the use of leverage.

Northleaf Capital Partners

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

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acting for Northleaf Capital Partners with the formation of Northleaf Private Credit II, a closed-end credit fund focused on making loans to mid-market private equity backed companies. Northleaf Private Credit II has held its first close and is continuing to fundraise in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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.

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.

Celestica Inc.

Acted for Celestica Inc. in connection with its US$550-million amended and restated revolving credit facility agreement with a syndicate of lenders.

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.

Celestica Inc.

Acted for Celestica Inc. in connection with a US$300-million revolving credit facility agreement with a syndicate of lenders.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Scotiabank, ING, Societe Generale, SEB, BMO Capital Markets and GMP Securities

Acted as Canadian counsel for BofA Merrill Lynch and Scotiabank as joint book-running managers and ING, Societe Generale, SEB, BMO Capital Markets, and GMP Securities as co-managers in connection with the private placement of US$1-billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes by Lundin Mining Corporation. Proceeds were used to partially fund Lundin's US$1.8-billion acquisition of an 80% ownership stake in the Candelaria/Ojos del Salado copper mining operations and supporting infrastructure from Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in connection with the negotiation and establishment of a $675-million credit facility for the acquisition of gas compression assets.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in its investment in Frischkorn Audio-Visual Corp., Canada's leading independent provider of audio-visual services to corporate clients.

Barrick Gold Corporation and Barrick North America Finance LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel for Barrick Gold Corporation and Barrick North America Finance LLC in connection with an offering of US$3-billion of debt securities comprised of US$650-million of notes due 2018 and US$1.5-billion of notes due 2023 of Barrick Gold Corporation and US$850-million of notes due 2043 of Barrick North America Finance LLC.

BHP Billiton

Acted for BHP Billiton in connection with the sale of its diamond business, comprising its controlling interests in the EKATI Diamond Mine and its Diamonds Marketing operations in Belgium, to Dominion Diamond Mines Ltd. for an aggregate cash consideration of US$500 million.

Fronteer Gold Inc.

Acted for Fronteer Gold Inc. in its $2.3-billion acquisition by Newmont Mining Corporation (now known as Newmont Goldcorp Corporation). The transaction was structured as a plan of arrangement providing for cash consideration and the spin off of shares of Pilot Gold Inc., a new TSX-listed company holding exploration assets, to the former shareholders of Fronteer Gold.

Patheon Inc.

Acted for Patheon Inc. in the sale of its Niagara-Burlington commercial manufacturing business to Pharmetics Inc.

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

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)