Jennifer Hancock
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5253

Jennifer's practice focuses primarily on domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions. She has experience representing lenders and borrowers on bilateral and syndicated financings, asset-based financings, acquisition financings, hotel financings, project financings, subordinated debt arrangements, and capital call facilities across a variety of different industry sectors.

Jennifer first joined Blakes as a summer law student in 2011 and subsequently articled with the Firm, completing a secondment at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Prior to joining Blakes, she worked at a boutique civil litigation firm in Toronto and as a fraud analyst for the Royal Bank of Canada.

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in connection with senior secured credit facilities in favour of Stantec Inc. to finance its acquisition of MWH Global, Inc.

  • Element Financial Corporation in connection with a US$8.5-billion senior secured credit facility established in its favour by a syndicate of lenders, with Bank of Montreal acting as administrative agent, to finance, in part, its acquisition of GE Capital's fleet management operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico

  • Aareal Bank AG in connection with a syndicated financing for a group of Canadian hotels

  • HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., as joint lead arranger, and HSBC Bank Canada, as administrative agent, in connection with a syndicated revolving credit facility in favour of Eldorado Gold Corporation

  • A pair of Canadian national banks in connection with senior secured credit facilities in favour of a private equity sponsor to finance its acquisition of Niobec Inc.

  • Borealis Transportation Infrastructure Trust, a subsidiary of OMERS Administration Corporation, in connection with a secured term loan facility for the Detroit River Rail Tunnel provided by a syndicate of lenders

  • Lone Star Funds in connection with the financing of its acquisition of Hanson Building Products from HeidelbergCement AG

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in connection with a senior secured revolving credit facility in favour of Silver Standard Resources Inc.

  • OCP Asia (Hong Kong) Limited in connection with a credit facility established in favour of an Australian global mining company with mining projects in Australia, Canada, and Argentina

  • Highline Produce Limited in connection with revolving and term credit facilities established in its favour by The Toronto-Dominion Bank, as lender

  • GrandLinq GP (a special purpose vehicle owned by Plenary, Meridiam, Aecon, Kiewit and Keolis) in connection a short-term bank loan and a long-term bond issue to finance the Waterloo Light Rail Transit Project, a public private partnership procured by the Region of Waterloo

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