Jared applies sharp analytical skills and solid business judgment to a wide range of corporate and securities transactions.
Jared’s practice focuses on complex commercial transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, capital markets and other financing transactions. He also regularly advises clients on governance issues, general corporate matters and securities obligations. Jared’s clients span a variety of industry sectors, including technology, mining, healthcare, retail and real estate.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its historic joint venture with Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, which combined their respective mining operations, assets, reserves and talent in Nevada to create the world's largest gold complex.
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.
Acted for the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of SunOpta Inc. in connection with its strategic alternatives review process which culminated in a US$85-million equity investment by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in exchangeable preferred shares of a SunOpta subsidiary with the support of activist shareholders Engaged Capital and Tourbillon Capital.
Toromont Industries Ltd.
Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in its acquisition of Hewitt Equipment in a $1-billion transaction that expands Toromont's Caterpillar dealership into Québec, Western Labrador and the Maritimes, and strengthens its expertise in the mining, construction, power systems and forestry sectors.
Acted as Canadian counsel to the initial purchasers, led by Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank and TD Securities, in the private placement of US$500 million of senior secured notes of GFL Environmental Inc.
Xplornet Communications Inc.
Acting for Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural-focused broadband service provider, in its sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.
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.
Acted as Canadian counsel to the initial purchasers, led by Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank and TD Securities, in the private placement of US$775 million of high-yield notes of GFL Environmental Inc., including US$500 million of senior secured notes and US$275 million of senior notes.
Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, Macquarie Capital and RBC Capital Markets
Acted as Canadian counsel to the initial purchasers, led by Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, Macquarie Capital and RBC Capital Markets, in the private placement of US$600 million of high-yield notes of GFL Environmental Inc.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its unsolicited proposal to the Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (Newmont) Board of Directors to merge with Newmont in an all share transaction to combine the world's two largest gold companies. Under the proposal, Barrick shareholders would own approximately 55.9 percent and Newmont shareholders would own approximately 44.1 percent of the combined company with an approximate market capitalization of US$42 billion.