Jamie Kariya
Jamie Kariya
(604) 631-4278
(604) 631-3309
595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2010 (BC)
Jamie is a partner in the Blakes Vancouver office. He advises clients on a range of business transactions, including mergers & acquisitions and public and private financings. He provides ongoing advice to issuers regarding corporate governance, continuous disclosure obligations, and various other Canadian corporate and securities law compliance matters. Jamie has extensive expertise advising clients in the mining and biotechnology industries. Jamie also worked in the firm's New York office, where he focused on Canada/US cross-border M&A transactions and financings.
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Element Financial Corporation acquired the assets and operations of PHH Arval, PHH Corporation's North American fleet management services business, for a purchase price of US$1.4 billion in cash. Element also assumed PHH's obligations under the PHH fleet securitization programs in the US and Canada.
Element Financial Corporation (TSX: EFN) completed its largest acquisition to date with the $570-million purchase of the assets comprising GE Canada's fleet leasing business. GE Canada's fleet vehicle portfolio consists of 650 regionally diversified customers and integrated fleet management services for vehicle and light and medium truck financings. As part of the acquisition, Element also entered into a strategic alliance agreement with GE Capital Fleet Services in the US pursuant to which the companies will collaborate primarily on the pursuit of Canadian/US cross-border fleet management opportunities.