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Year called to bar: 1994 (ON)
Jeff Rogers is a partner in the firm's Financial Services Group. He has broad experience in all aspects of debt financing. Jeff acts for major Canadian and foreign financial institutions, pension funds, lending funds and borrowers on a broad cross-section of domestic and cross-border transactions and restructurings. His practice includes syndicated lending, leveraged acquisitions, asset based lending, second lien debt, tender offer financing, high yield, dip lending and subordinated debt. He is a regular speaker at conferences and client in-house training programs on financial transactions and secured lending, and has written on lending matters for major industry publications, including most recently, the International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending and Secured Finance. Recent notable transactions in 2018 include Jeff’s work on the Algoma and One Toronto Gaming financing transactions. Jeff is also recognized for his contributions in the area of banking and finance in a number of directories including Lexpert®, Chambers Canada, IFLR1000, and was voted “Asset-Based Lending Lawyer of the Year” for Toronto in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 peer review survey.
VimpelCom Ltd. and its affiliates completed the sale of all of their debt and equity interests in the Globalive group of companies, including Globalive Wireless Management Corp., the operator of WIND Mobile, to a consortium of investors. The investor group included West Face Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LG Capital Investors, Serruya Private Equity, Novus Wireless Communications and Globalive Capital, the investment company of WIND Mobile co-founder Anthony Lacavera.
UTi Worldwide Inc. completed the closing of a $150 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Bank of the West with Citibank, N.A. acting as administrative agent, collateral agent and swing loan lender which involved two Canadian subsidiaries, UTi, Canada, Inc. and UTi Canada Contract Logistics Inc.