Joel’s practice focuses on national and international banking and finance, representing financial institutions and private equity firms. He has extensive expertise in a broad range of finance-related matters with an emphasis on syndicated and cross-border loan transactions, leveraged buyouts and takeover bid financings, mezzanine and subordinate debt, asset-based lending, insolvencies, restructurings, and workouts. He is considered one of the country’s leading lawyers in acquisition financings and is regularly and consistently retained by each of Canada’s Schedule I banks and various Canadian and US private equity firms. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; The Legal 500 Canada; IFLR1000; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert® Special Edition — Finance and M&A; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Banking.
On October 15, 2018, Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. (“Pinnacle”), a rapidly growing industrial wood pellet manufacturer and distributor and the third largest producer in the world, completed its previously announced acquisition of a 70% interest in an operating industrial wood pellet production pellet production facility located in Aliceville, Alabama, from The Westervelt Co. (“Westervelt”) for approximately US$37.1 million.
On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two of North America’s leading private-label consumer staples businesses, and Stellwagen Group (“Stellwagen”), a best-in-class commercial aviation finance advisory and asset management business, based in Ireland and the United States. Concurrent with closing, Acasta completed ...
On October 8, 2015, TorQuest Partners, through a wholly owned acquisition vehicle, successfully acquired from Sentinel Capital Partners, together with the other shareholders of Spinrite Acquisition Corp. (Spinrite), all of the outstanding shares of Spinrite, following the completion of a reorganization of Spinrite.