Jeffrey R. Lloyd
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5848

Jeff's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and public company advisory matters. He advises purchasers, target companies and vendors on public and private M&A transactions, and has extensive experience in both negotiated and unsolicited transactions. He also advises issuers and underwriters on offerings of equity and debt securities and has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border initial public offerings. He regularly advises public companies on corporate governance and securities law matters.

Jeff has experience in a wide range of industries, including mining, real estate, financial services, power generation and retail/consumer products.


Recent representative transactions include advising:


  • Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its C$3.9-billion acquisition by Choice Properties REIT

  • CCCC International Holding Limited in connection with its proposed C$1.51-billion acquisition of Aecon Group Inc.

  • CI Financial Corp. on its acquisition of Sentry Investments Inc. for C$780-million in cashand common shares of CI Financial Corp.

  • Kinross Gold Corporation on the sale of its 25 per cent interest in the Cerro Casale project and 100 per cent interest in the Quebrada Seca project to Goldcorp Inc. for consideration including US$300-million in cash

  • The Special Committee of Amaya Inc. in connection with a proposed going-private transaction and related matters

  • Sprott Resource Corp. in connection with its business combination with Adriana Resources Inc.

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on iCON Infrastructure Partners III's acquisition of Capstone for approximately C$480-million

  • The Independent Trustees of CentralGold Trust in connection with the acquisition of CentralGold Trust by Sprott Asset Management Gold Bid LP

  • Johnson Electric Holdings Limited on its C$800-million acquisition of Stackpole International

  • Bell on its C$670-million acquisition of GLENTEL Inc. and subsequent sale of a 50 per cent interest in GLENTEL Inc. to Rogers Communications Inc.

  • BlackBerry Limited on a US$4.7-billion acquisition proposal from Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

  • Borealis Infrastructure and LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services in connection with LifeLabs' acquisition of CML Healthcare Inc., a transaction valued at C$1.22-billion

  • Safeway Inc. on the sale of its Canadian operations to Sobeys Inc. for C$5.8-billion, selected as the 2013 Deal of the Year by Lexpert magazine

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on its acquisition of Renewable Energy Developers Inc.

  • Bell and Rogers Communications Inc. on their acquisition of a net 75 per cent ownership position in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey franchise, Toronto Raptors NBA basketball franchise and Toronto FC MLS soccer franchise.

  • Kinross Gold Corporation on the sale of its 50 per cent interest in the Crixas Mine to AngloGold Ashanti Limited for US$220-million; its US$370-million acquisition of the Dvoinoye deposit and Vodorazdelnaya property in Russia; its US$250-million acquisition of the Lobo-Marte gold project in Chile; and its US$3.1-billion acquisition of Bema Gold Corporation.

  • BHP Billiton on its US$40-billion offer to acquire Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Capital Markets

  • Intact Financial Corporation on its US$1.7-billion acquisition of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd., and related C$700-million equity financing consisting of a C$360-million bought deal public offering of subscription receipts and a C$340-million private placement of subscription receipts.

  • The underwriters in connection with Stornoway Diamond Corporation's C$946-million comprehensive financing transaction, including a C$132-million public offering of subscription receipts, to fund the construction of its Renard diamond project in Quebec.

  • Pattern Energy Group Inc. on its C$400-million cross-border initial public offering of common shares and its subsequent US$586-million and US$350-million cross-border public offerings of common shares

  • BlackBerry Limited on its US$1.25-billion private placement of convertible debentures to Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other institutional investors

  • BHP Billiton Finance Limited on its C$750-million offering of maple bonds

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on numerous public offerings of common shares and debentures

  • Genworth MI Canada Inc. on its C$950-million initial public offering and subsequent public offerings of C$425-million of debentures and substantial issuer bids for an aggregate of C$485-million of common shares

  • Underwriters on numerous public offerings of equity and debt securities, including offerings led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BMO Capital Markets, GMP Securities, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, National Bank Financial, RBC Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, TD Securities and UBS Securities


Jeff is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Corporate/Commercial and Capital Markets (Debt & Equity))

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Corporate M&A and Capital Markets (Debt Equity))

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Commercial Law, Private Equity and Mining)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2019 Edition (Mergers and Acquisitions)

  • The 2019 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance & Securities, and Corporate and Commercial Law)

  • Who's Who Thought Leaders: Mergers and Acquisitions 2019

  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2019

  • Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets 2019

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets and Mining)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Corporate Law, Securities Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Governance, and Mining)

  • The 2018 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2018 (Leading Lawyer - Capital Markets, Corporate Governance and Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Acritas Stars 2018: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)