John A. Black
John A. Black
(416) 862-6586
(416) 862-6666
100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1994 (ON)
John is Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Funds and Asset Management practice. He has more than 20 years of business law experience with a practice focused on investment management and securities regulatory and compliance matters. Key involvement in many significant merger & acquisition transactions in the financial services industry. Trusted advisor to investment managers, pension funds, and other institutional investors on strategic matters relating to ETFs, hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, and managed account arrangements.
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The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, acquired the holding company of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Investments Inc. from Standard Life plc in consideration for a payment of CAD$4 billion in cash.
This transaction represents a sale of a minority equity interest in Worldwide Fiber Inc. to affiliates of Tyco International.
Worldwide Fiber Inc., a Vancouver-based provider of technologically advanced fiber optic communications infrastructure, filed a final offering memorandum on July 23, 1999 in respect of the issue and sale of U. S. $500 million (Cdn. $750 million) 12% Senior Notes due 2009.