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Jake Gilbert

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Representative transactions include:

  • 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.

  • Linamar Corporation on its $1.2-billion acquisition of the MacDon Group of Companies, a global market leader in the design and manufacturing of specialized agriculture harvesting equipment

  • LeasePlan Corporation N.V. on its national fleet management licensing arrangement with Foss National Leasing Ltd.

  • HUB International on the acquisition of various insurance brokerages, including the acquisition of Integro Canada

  • Meltwater on the acquisition of the Infomart media monitoring business from Postmedia Inc.

  • Canadian counsel to FleetCor on its acquisition of Cambridge Mercantile Corp., a business-to-business payments company, for approximately US$650-million

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia on the sale of the business and assets of Roynat Lease Finance, a division of its subsidiary Roynat Inc., to Meridian Credit Union Limited

  • Wells Fargo on the Canadian aspects of its US$31-billion acquisition of GE Capital's global commercial distribution finance and vendor finance businesses

  • Standard Life on the C$4-billion sale of its Canadian insurance business to Manulife

  • Canadian Tire Financial Services on a strategic partnership with the Bank of Nova Scotia, including the sale of a 20% interest in its credit card business for C$500-million

  • Transamerica/AEGON on the C$600-million sale of its Canadian insurance business to Wilton Re/CPPIB

  • Industrial Alliance on its acquisition of Jovian Capital Corporation

  • Bank of America on the sale of its Alaska Airlines portfolio to the Toronto Dominion Bank and of its Shoppers Drug Mart portfolio to the Royal Bank of Canada

  • Heartland Payment Systems on the sale of its Canadian payment processing business to Elavon Canada

  • Bank of America on the sale of an C$8-billion credit card portfolio to the Toronto Dominion Bank

  • SunGard on the acquisition of Stratix Consulting, a leading provider of IT consulting services to Canadian financial services

  • The Canadian aspects of the demutualization and flotation of Standard Life

  • The establishment of the Canadian branch of Mizuho Bank and the reorganization of its Canadian operations

  • The organization and start-up of Alpha Trading System by nine of Canada's leading financial institutions

Awards & Recognition

Jake is recognized as one of Canada's leading corporate/M&A lawyers by the following publications and awards:

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 (Corporate and M&A)

Professional Appearances
  • Co-presenter: Insurtech in the age of Disruption
    Canadian Life and Health Industry Association, 2017 Legal Section Meeting, October 4, 2017
  • Moderator: Incubating for Sustained Innovation
    Insurtech Summit Canada, Deloitte, June 22, 2017.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2002
Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto - 2000
Bachelor of Commerce, Mount Alison University - 1996
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