40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1981 (AB); 1986 (ON); 1994 (Bermuda); 1994 (England & Wales)
Jeffrey Roy is a partner with a practice focused on public mergers & acquisitions. He regularly advises clients on takeover bids, arrangements, and similar transactions. Jeff is increasingly involved with cross-border and international transactions. He served as a member of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission from 2002 to 2005. He is also recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Who’s Who Legal. Jeff was called to the Ontario Bar in 1986 and was also called to the Bars of Alberta (1981), Bermuda (1994), and England (1994).
On September 5, 2018, Canopy Growth Corp. (Canopy), the largest licensed producer of regulated cannabis in the world, completed its acquisition of Hiku Brands Company Ltd. (Hiku) by way of plan of arrangement (the Arrangement).
On November 17, 2017, U.S. Concrete, Inc. (U.S. Concrete) completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Polaris Materials Corp. (Polaris) by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement. The
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.
Specialty Foods Group Income Fund, an Ontario income trust, went public in 2003 at $10 per unit. The establishment of the income fund resulted in a complex cross-border capital structure of the Specialty Food Group of companies that was adopted for tax and other reasons. The capital structure of these companies became even more complex in 2006 when the balance sheets and ownership of certain companies in the group had to be restructured in order to address financial difficulties. That restructuring failed to produce a viable ongoing income fund such that, when the units were ultimately cease-traded in 2009, they were trading at a price of approximately a half cent per unit.
On August 31, 2017, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (AGT) and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, through certain subsidiaries (collectively, Fairfax) closed their previously announced transaction, pursuant to which Fairfax agreed to invest $190 million in AGT in exchange for the issuance by AGT of 5.375-per-cent interest-bearing securities and common share purchase warrants.
On July 19, 2016, Goldcorp Inc. (Goldcorp) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Kaminak Gold Corp. (Kaminak) pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement (the Arrangement) on the basis of 0.10896 of a Goldcorp common share for each common share of Kaminak.
On April 1, 2016, Canadian mining exploration company, Tahoe Resources Inc. (Tahoe) and Canadian gold producer Lake Shore Gold Corp. (Lake Shore Gold) completed a previously announced business combination, now valued at $945 million.
On March 13, 2015, Goldcorp completed its $526 million acquisition of Probe Mines Limited by way of a plan of arrangement. Probe’s principal asset is the 100 per cent-owned Borden Gold project located near Chapleau, Ontario.
NIBE Industrier AB (publ) of Sweden acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of WaterFurnace Renewable Energy, Inc. pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, for cash consideration of around $378 million.