199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1991 (ON)
Jeff practises in the Investment Products & Asset Management Group, advising leading investment dealers, financial institutions, asset management companies, and senior issuers on public and private financings and on governance and securities regulatory matters. Jeff has leading expertise in the strsucturing and regulation of listed and unlisted structured products and Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs). Jeff advises special committees and independent review committees on related-party transactions and going-private transactions. He is general securities counsel to a number of public entities. He has also been involved in the reformulation of the regulations and policies of the Ontario Securities Commission and has assisted the Toronto Stock Exchange in a review of its policies and procedures for the regulation of listed entities.
Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, chief visionary officer of The Parent Company, will lead brand strategy and The Parent Company social equity ventures, a corporate venture fund investing in Black- and minority-owned cannabis businesses
On July 15, 2015, Healthcare Special Opportunities Fund (the Fund) completed an initial public offering of Class A Units and Class U Units, and completed a related private placement of Class A Units and Class U Units, for aggregate proceeds of approximately $72 million. The Class U Units are denominated in US dollars and are not listed on stock exchange, but are convertible on a weekly basis into Class A Units.
On April 21, 2015, Dundee Acquisition Ltd. completed its initial public offering of 11,230,000 Class A restricted voting units (which included the partial exercise by the underwriters of an over-allotment option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional units) for gross proceeds of $112,300,000. Dundee Acquisition Ltd. became the first public special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC) in Canada and was formed for the purpose of effecting an acquisition of one or more businesses or assets, by way of a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or any other similar business combination involving Dundee Acquisition Ltd.
Goldman Sachs U.S. Income Builder Trust completed an initial public offering of Class A units at $10 per unit and Class U units at US$10 per unit for proceeds of approximately $87 million. Additional Class A units were issued on July 15, 2014, pursuant to the exercise of the over-allotment option, for additional gross proceeds of $1.56 million.