Jonathan Willson

Jonathan W. Willson Partner

Representative Work
  • North American Palladium Ltd., as counsel, in connection with the acquisition of all of its issued and outstanding common shares by Impala Platinum Holdings Limited for C$1B.
  • Flutter Entertainment plc, in its proposed US$15B all-share business combination with The Stars Group Inc.
  • Mogo Finance Technology Inc. in its combination with Difference Capital Financial Inc. by way of plan of arrangement.
  • High Park Capital in its C$40M sale of eCompliance Management Solutions Inc. to an affiliate of Alcumus Group Limited.
  • Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc, as lead counsel, in connection with a plan of arrangement combination with J55 Capital Corp and Aquilini GameCo Inc.
  • OjO Electric LLC, as co-counsel, in its reverse take-over of Arcturus Ventures Inc.
  • Morguard North American Residential REIT in connection with its C$103M offering of units, on a bought deal basis.
  • A syndicate of agents led by Scotia Capital Inc., as counsel, in connection with the offering of C$100M 4.242% Debentures.
  • Two major Canadian financial institutions, as agents, in connection with the C$871M offering of senior secured notes by a subsidiary of Cordelio Power.
  • John Deere Financial Inc. in connection with the C$350M offering of 2.46% notes.
  • Dealer syndicate, in the offering on a “best efforts” basis of an aggregate of $500M principal amount of 3.337% debentures of Great-West Lifeco Inc.
  • The dealers on the public issue by Royal Bank of Canada of C$1.5B Non-Viability Contingent Capital Series 20 Medium Term Notes (Subordinated Indebtedness) due July 25, 2029.
  • Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc., as Canadian counsel, in the sale of its Canadian cyber-security business to a subsidiary of Intertek Group plc.
  • BV Investment Partners in its majority investment in geoLOGIC Systems Ltd., a leading creator and supplier of data and integrated software solutions to oil and gas exploration and production companies in North America.
  • exactEarth Ltd. in its spin-out from COM DEV International pursuant to a plan of arrangement, part of the acquisition by Honeywell of all of the  shares of COM DEV.
  • Goldrock Mines in its C$180M sale to Fortuna Silver Mines.
  • Return on Innovation Advisors’ Funds in the reorganization and sale of their commercial mortgages and other assets valued at $725M to a new TSX-listed fund managed by Dream Asset Management Corporation.
  • Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc. in the acquisition and going private transaction of Cricket Media Group Ltd. by way of a plan of arrangement, together with an equity roll-over and investment by certain controlling shareholders.
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in its US$2.9B acquisition of Saks Incorporated.
  • China National Offshore Oil Company in its US$19.5B cash acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc., including the assumption of debt.
  • Nova Capital Management Ltd in its acquisition of five industrial businesses in Canada; namely, Wilkinson Steel and Metals, Exchanger Industries, the East and West Canada divisions of National Concrete Accessories, and Debro Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals.
  • Minefinders Corporation Ltd. in its C$1.5B sale to Pan American Silver Corp.