Jeffrey Kerbel
Jeffrey Kerbel
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(416) 777-5772
(416) 863-1716
100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
Jeffrey Kerbel practices exclusively in the business law and securities law areas. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including advising on securities commissions, IIROC and MFDA Rules. Jeff is an immediate past Chair of the International M&A Joint Venture Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. He has also been a co-Chair of the International Securities and Capital Markets Committee of that Section. A former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission, he acted as senior team leader for the Ontario Securities Commission on its reformulation of Canadian securities legislation from 1995 to 2000. Jeff regularly writes on securities law and corporate governance, including articles on non-voting shares, going private transactions and harmonization of securities laws. He also lectures on securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance and responsibility.
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On July 10, 2017, Integra Gold Corp. (Integra) and Eldorado Gold Corp. (Eldorado) completed a plan of arrangement pursuant to which Eldorado acquired all of the Integra shares that it did not already own.
On October 5, 2016, Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (PNCC) (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B) and Postmedia Network Inc.’s (“PNI” and together with PNCC, the “Company” or “Postmedia”) completed a recapitalization transaction.
On April 1, 2016, Corus Entertainment Inc. acquired the business of Shaw Media Inc. from Shaw Communications Inc. This acquisition more than doubled Corus’ size, creating a combined portfolio of brands that encompass 45 specialty television services, including leading women and lifestyle, kids, family and general entertainment brands; 15 conventional television channels; 39 radio stations; a global content business; book publishing; and a growing portfolio of digital assets.
On January 15, 2016, Sprott Asset Management completed its successful hostile takeover bid to acquire all of the outstanding units of Central GoldTrust in exchange for units of Sprott Physical Gold Trust on a net asset value to net asset value basis. The transaction was valued at over $1 billion.
On June 3, 2015, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited completed an $84-billion reorganization, combination of their respective businesses and spin-off to create two new Hong Kong listed companies. CK Hutchison Holdings Limited became the new listed holding company of the Cheung Kong Group in March 2015 and now holds all of the non-property businesses of the Cheung Kong Group and the Hutchison Group. With the completion of the remaining part of the transaction in June 2015, Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited became the new listed holding company which holds the property businesses of the Cheung Kong Group and the Hutchison Group.
On February 17, 2015, Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (Osisko) acquired Virginia Mines Inc. (Virginia) for approximately $461 million, pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, completed the acquisition of SkyWave Mobile Communications Inc., the largest M2M service provider on the Inmarsat global L-band satellite network for approximately US$130 million. SkyWave, an Ottawa-based company, will add more than 250,000 subscribers, 400 channel partners, and annualized revenues of over $60 million to ORBCOMM.