Jennifer Woo
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2609

Jennifer Woo is a partner practicing corporate and securities laws. She advises on a broad range of corporate and securities law matters, including advising issuers and registrants like dealers, advisers and investment fund managers on capital markets regulation, registration matters, and compliance issues. She is involved in various mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, including private equity, as well as advising asset managers on formation and structuring of investment funds with a particular focus on venture capital funds, mutual funds and structured products.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Open Text Corporation on its venture capital investments in Kensington Venture Fund, Teralys Capital Innovation Fund, and Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, each a fund of fund established as part of the Government of Canada's Venture Capital Action Plan
  • Edgefront Realty Corp. plan of arrangement to convert into a real estate investment trust
  • Edgefront REIT on its initial public offering of $17.5 million units
  • Redknee Solutions Inc. on its initial public offering on AIM
  • Great-West Lifeco Inc. on its issuer bid for Great-West Life Trust Securities and Canada Life Capital Securities
  • Great-West Lifeco Inc. on its consent solicitation to holders of its debentures relating to the elimination of the replacement capital covenants applicable to certain of its preferred shares
  • Aurigen Re Capital Limited on its $505 million offering of capital call receipts
  • CIBC on its offerings of debentures and principal at risk notes from time to time
  • Flow-through offerings as issuer counsel and/or agent's counsel for Sprott, Canoe, NCE, Stone and AlphaNorth from time to time
  • International dealers, advisers and investment fund managers for their Canadian private placement offerings from time to time

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Investors Group Inc. on its take-over bid acquisition of Mackenzie Financial Corporation IGM Financial Inc. on its take-over bid acquisition of Saxon Financial Inc.
  • Great-West Lifeco Inc. on its acquisition of Canada Life Financial Corporation by way of combination transaction (regulatory matters)
  • Mackenzie Financial Corporation on its disposition to Laurentian Bank of Canada of B2B Trust, M.R.S. Inc. and M.R.S. Trust Company
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Author: Registration Requirements: Overview
Carswell, Practical Law Practice Note Canada, December 22, 2014.
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