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Year called to bar: 1994 (ON); 1994 (California)
Jeffrey Singer is Chair of the firm and a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Partnership Board. He has a market-leading practice focusing on domestic and international mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and private equity–related transactions. Jeffrey previously served on the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), a committee of senior securities lawyers who provide policy and other guidance to the OSC. Jeffrey is the Canadian contributing editor to the International Finance and Law Review and Federated Press’ Corporate Finance and Innovative Financing publications. He has written numerous articles related to domestic and cross-border M&A, capital markets, private equity and sovereign wealth funds, and income funds and REITs, and has spoken domestically and internationally on these subjects. He has also lectured on these topics at each of the University of Toronto Law School, Osgoode Hall Law School, Windsor Law School and the Law Society of Ontario. Jeffrey has been featured in a variety of media including, among others, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, CBS Newsworld, Financial Executive Magazine and CFO Magazine, and is a frequent guest of Business News Network.
On March 1, 2018, GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL), by its wholly owned subsidiary GFL Environmental Inc. 2018, completed the acquisition of Smithrite Disposal (Smirthrite) and Carney’s Waste Systems (Carney’s).
On March 1, 2016, GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL), by its wholly owned subsidiary Services Matrec Inc., completed the acquisition of Enviro-Viridis Development Corporation Inc. (Enviro-Viridis) for an undisclosed amount.
On January 16, 2016, GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL), by its wholly owned subsidiary GFL Excavating Corp., completed the acquisition of the Anchor Shoring Group (Anchor). The Anchor Group includes Anchor Shoring & Caissons Ltd., Banner Piling & Excavating Limited and Crown Drilling Limited.
On February 1, 2016, GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL) completed the acquisition of the Matrec solid waste division from TransForce Inc. (TSX: TFI, OTCQX: TFIFF) for $800 million. The acquisition was funded in part by the private offering of US$300 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2021 (the Note Offering) through a syndicate of broker dealers led by Credit Suisse, BMO Capital Markets and Barclays and including Scotiabank, CIBC Capital Markets, Comerica Securities, National Bank of Canada Financial Markets and Raymond James (the Dealers).
On December 17, 2015, BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc. (BayBridge), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, completed the acquisition of Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. (Amica) pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under the CBCA for approximately $1 billion, including debt assumed.
Ventas Canada Finance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ventas, Inc., completed a private placement of $400 million of 3.00 per cent senior notes due 2019 and $250 million of 4.125 per cent senior notes due 2024.
On February 13, 2007, Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. and Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P. through their indirect wholly owned subsidiary HCP Acquisition Inc. (together, Harbinger) acquired all of the outstanding trust units of Calpine Power Income Fund (the fund) it did not already own at a price of $13.00 per trust unit for total consideration of approximately $760 million.