As the managing partner at Torkin Manes LLP and a member of the firm’s Business Law and Corporate Finance Groups, Jeffrey has an established practice that concentrates on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, and public and private financings. He possesses significant experience on a wide variety of business transactions and financings, providing valuable strategic advice to clients in relation to their legal needs. As a relationship manager to many of the firm’s largest clients, Jeffrey works closely with them to gain a deep understanding of their businesses and business objectives. In recognizing his extensive knowledge and skillset, clients have invited Jeffrey to sit on their board of directors or advisory board of several companies. He is a co-author of Strategies for Getting the Acquisition Deal Done (Carswell) and a contributing author to Advising the Family-Owned Business (Canada Law Book). As a testament to his capabilities, Jeffrey is ranked in Chambers Canada (Corporate/Commercial) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law), in addition to The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
On April 1, 2018, Spin Master, a leading global children’s entertainment company, purchased GUND, the oldest plush toy brand in the United States, from Enesco LLC, a portfolio company of Balmoral Funds, a private equity firm.
On March 21, 2017, Canada Goose Holdings Inc. completed its initial public offering of 23 million subordinate voting shares at an initial offering price of $17.00 per share, which included the exercise in full by the underwriters of an over-allotment option to purchase up to 3 million additional subordinate voting shares, for total gross proceeds of $391 million to Canada Goose and the selling shareholders.
On August 2, 2016, Spin Master Corp. announced the acquisition of Swimways Corp., a leader in the water and outdoor sports category, as well as the formation of an Outdoor business segment. The acquisition establishes Spin Master as a key player in the Outdoor and Sports Toys category – currently one of the largest and fastest growing categories in the US toy industry.
On May 1, 2016, Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY) acquired all of the outstanding shares of Sago Sago Toys Inc. (Sago Mini), Toca Boca AB and Toca Boca Inc. (together, Toca Boca) from the Bonnier Group for an undisclosed price.
Spin Master Corp. (Spin Master), a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties, completed its initial public offering of subordinate voting shares at a price of $18.00 per share, for total aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $253 million.
On October 2, 2015, Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY), a leading global children’s entertainment company, completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Cardinal Industries, Inc., one of the oldest privately-held game and puzzle companies in the United States, with North American revenue in excess of US$50 million in 2014.