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Josh Jones

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Recent representative matters include advising:

Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations

  • GMS Inc. on its C$800-million acquisition of WSB Titan from TorQuest Partners

  • Washington Companies in connection with its C$1.5-billion acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation and related debt financing

  • Sagard Holdings Inc. and Fairfax Financial on their US$575-million acquisition of the business of Performance Sports Group Ltd.

  • IGM Financial Inc.'s subsidiary Mackenzie Investments on its acquisition of a 13.9 per cent interest in China Asset Management Co., Ltd. for C$647-million

  • Cerberus Capital Management on its acquisition of ABC Group, and subsequent sale-leaseback of ABC's real estate portfolio to W.P. Carey

Retail Investment Products

  • Several ETF sponsors and asset managers, including First Asset Investment Management Inc., Evolve Funds Group Inc. and Harvest Portfolios Group Inc.

  • The underwriters on the initial public offering of shares of Dundee Acquisition Ltd., Canada's first publicly listed "special purpose acquisition corporation"

Equity and Debt Finance

  • Aecon Group Inc. in connection with its public offering of C$172.5-million of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures

  • The underwriters in connection with numerous offerings of Canadian-dollar high-yield notes (including offerings by GFL Environmental, Alliance Grain Traders, DHX Media and Cogeco)

  • The underwriters in connection with public offerings by Exchange Income Corporation, Tricon Capital Group Inc., Mainstreet Health Investment Inc., True North Apartment REIT and Slate Office REIT

Professional Activities

Josh is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association. He is also a former member of the Steering Committee of the Canadian Tax Foundation Young Practitioner's Group.

Publications
  • Co-author: Canada: Guidance relating to Canadian tax treaties and foreign limited partners
    International Tax Review, pp. 67-68, July 11, 2017.
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Recent Cross-Border Tax Developments
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, New York City, New York, May 3, 2018.
  • Co-presenter: Workshop on the Taxation of Derivatives and Tax Features of the ISDA Master Agreement
    Canadian Tax Foundation's 69th Annual Tax Conference, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, November 19, 2017.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: With Less Tax Penalty Relief In Canada, Fewer May Come Clean
    Article by Natalie Olivo, Law360, August 10, 2018.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2009
LL.B., University of Western Ontario - 2008
B.Com. (Finance), University of Toronto - 2003
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