Jane C. Helmstadter
Jane C. Helmstadter
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(416) 777-7470
(416) 863-1716
100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (ON)
Jane Helmstadter helps clients advance their business goals by applying practical solutions to a full range of domestic and cross-border purchase and sale, property development, financing, asset management, leasing, and joint venture transactions. She has assisted Canada’s most prominent private and institutional real estate developers, investors, owners, landlords, and tenants in transactions involving office, retail, and industrial property, multi-family residential developments, seniors’ housing, and renewable energy projects. Jane is co-Head of the firm's national real estate practice, leader of the Toronto office practice, and a past member of the firm’s board of directors. Passionate about advancing the careers of women in real estate, Jane has been a member of Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women (Toronto CREW) since 1998, serving on the board and as 2009 President. She currently sits on the President’s Advisory Committee and sits on the Professional Development Committee. In addition to over 30 years of transactional practice experience, Jane has also developed highly specialized expertise advising clients on their obligations under provincial and municipal land transfer tax regulations.
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De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“DHC”) completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier Inc. (“Bombardier”) for gross proceeds of approximately US$300 million
CIP Capital Management LLP, a U.S. private equity firm, completed its acquisition of People 2.0 Global, L.P.
On September 28, 2018, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“CCCBL”), a joint venture established between prominent businessman and philanthropist, Larry Tanenbaum O.C., and Junior Bridgeman, a former NBA player, renowned entrepreneur and owner of Kansas City-based Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, completed its previously announced acquisition of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company (“CCRC”) from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).
On June 2, 2016, Premier Gold Mines (Premier) and Orion Mine Finance (Orion) closed a $45 million financing arrangement, pursuant to which Orion provided Premier with a multi-draw senior unsecured term facility in the amount of US$30 million, and subscribed for US$15-million of common shares of Premier.
Parkland Fuel Corporation, one of North America’s fastest growing distributors and marketers of fuel and lubricants, completed its acquisition of the assets of fellow retail fuel marketer, Pioneer Energy LP on June 25, 2015.
Centerra Gold Inc. (Centerra) and Premier Gold Mines Limited (Premier) entered into a 50/50 limited partnership for the joint exploration and development of Premier’s Trans-Canada Property in Northern Ontario. Under the terms of the joint venture agreements, Centerra will contribute up to $300 million in cash to the limited partnership in consideration for its 50 per cent interest in the limited partnership, while Premier will contribute all property, assets and rights it holds in respect of the Trans-Canada Property to the limited partnership in consideration for its 50 per cent interest in the limited partnership.