J.R. Beaudrie 

J.R. Beaudrie

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.307.4229
e: jr.beaudrie@mcmillan.ca

overview

Gerald (J.R.) Beaudrie II joined the firm's Toronto office in 2006, after summering and articling with the firm.

J.R.'s well-rounded business practice enables him to provide effective representation to clients dealing with the complex set of laws and regulations affecting their companies and partnerships.

His practice is focused on general corporate and commercial matters, including: business structuring and organization, restructurings and reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance including private placements and credit facilities, and the preparation and negotiation of contracts, agreements and corporate documents.

Representative Matters

  • Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in connection with various transactions including the acquisition of Data and Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless (d/b/a Mobilicity) for a purchase price of C$400 million and the acquisition of Mountain Cablevision Limited from Shaw Communications Inc. for a purchase price of C$400 million.
  • Acted for Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its C$374 million purchase of the shares of Degi Homburg Harris Limited Partnership.
  • Acted for the equity sponsors in connection with an approximately $2.7 billion project involving a new hospital facility in Oakville, Ontario.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in the Gleichen Resources Ltd. acquisition of 78.8% of the Morelos Gold Project from Teck Resources Limited through the acquisition of Oroteck Mexico S.A. C.V. for a purchase price of US$150 million.
  • Acted for Mirvish Productions in the purchase of Toronto's Canon and Panasonic Theatres from Key Brand Entertainment.
  • Acted for Axiall Corporation in its sale of its Solucor division and its Window and Doors division.
  • Acted for Univar Canada Ltd. In its purchase of Future Transfer Co., Inc., BlueStar Distribution Inc., and BDI Distribution West Inc. and its purchase of Nexus AG Inc.
  • Acted for an investment group led by Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited in connection with the purchase of English Bay Batter Inc.
  • Acted for Miraculins Inc. on its purchase of Veralight, Inc.’s SCOUT DS technology for cash and shares.
  • Acted for Accertaclaim Servicorp Inc. in the sale of its Corporate Group Benefits business to RWAM Insurance Administrators Inc.
  • Acted for CarePartners Inc. in its merger with the Canadian Red Cross’ personal support services division.

Presentations

Pitfalls: Preparing for the Sale with your Client
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Risk Allocation in Commercial Agreements
Mergers and Acquisitions
Risk Allocation in Commercial Agreements
Exit Strategies and Dissolution
Giving up equity to build your brand
Risk Allocation in Commercial Agreements
Core Elements of the Purchase Agreement

Publications

Perfection is Critical to Maintaining Priority Over Judgment Creditors

News

Rogers wins 2015 Media & Telecommunication Industry Canadian Dealmakers Award

Education

  • University of Windsor, LLB - 2005
  • University of Detroit Mercy - 2005
  • University of Windsor, B.Comm. (Hons.) - 2002

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2006

Practices

business law
mergers and acquisitions
business formation
technology

Industries

media, communications and entertainment
telecommunications
manufacturing, distribution and retail
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Gerald (J.R.) Beaudrie II joined the firm's Toronto office in 2006, after summering and articling with the firm.

J.R.'s well-rounded business practice enables him to provide effective representation to clients dealing with the complex set of laws and regulations affecting their companies and partnerships.

His practice is focused on general corporate and commercial matters, including: business structuring and organization, restructurings and reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance including private placements and credit facilities, and the preparation and negotiation of contracts, agreements and corporate documents.

  • Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in connection with various transactions including the acquisition of Data and Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless (d/b/a Mobilicity) for a purchase price of C$400 million and the acquisition of Mountain Cablevision Limited from Shaw Communications Inc. for a purchase price of C$400 million.
  • Acted for Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its C$374 million purchase of the shares of Degi Homburg Harris Limited Partnership.
  • Acted for the equity sponsors in connection with an approximately $2.7 billion project involving a new hospital facility in Oakville, Ontario.
  • Acted for Teck Resources Limited in the Gleichen Resources Ltd. acquisition of 78.8% of the Morelos Gold Project from Teck Resources Limited through the acquisition of Oroteck Mexico S.A. C.V. for a purchase price of US$150 million.
  • Acted for Mirvish Productions in the purchase of Toronto's Canon and Panasonic Theatres from Key Brand Entertainment.
  • Acted for Axiall Corporation in its sale of its Solucor division and its Window and Doors division.
  • Acted for Univar Canada Ltd. In its purchase of Future Transfer Co., Inc., BlueStar Distribution Inc., and BDI Distribution West Inc. and its purchase of Nexus AG Inc.
  • Acted for an investment group led by Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited in connection with the purchase of English Bay Batter Inc.
  • Acted for Miraculins Inc. on its purchase of Veralight, Inc.’s SCOUT DS technology for cash and shares.
  • Acted for Accertaclaim Servicorp Inc. in the sale of its Corporate Group Benefits business to RWAM Insurance Administrators Inc.
  • Acted for CarePartners Inc. in its merger with the Canadian Red Cross’ personal support services division.
June 2016
Perfection is Critical to Maintaining Priority Over Judgment Creditors
Litigation and Commercial Law Bulletin
March 2017
Pitfalls: Preparing for the Sale with your Client
Buying and Selling a Business: A Comprehensive Guide
OBA - Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario
July 2016
Mergers and Acquisitions
Speaker, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law - Youth Summer Program, Toronto, Ontario
July 2015
Mergers and Acquisitions
Speaker, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law - Youth Summer Program, Toronto, Ontario
April 2015
Risk Allocation in Commercial Agreements
Speaker, Federated Press – 11th Essentials of Commercial Contracts Course, Toronto, Ontario
July 2014
Mergers and Acquisitions
Speaker, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Youth Summer Program, Toronto, Ontario
May 2014
Risk Allocation in Commercial Agreements
Speaker, 9th Essentials of Commercial Contracts, Federated Press Course, Toronto, Ontario
March 2014
Exit Strategies and Dissolution
Course Leader and Speaker, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Federated Press Course, Toronto, Ontario
May 2013
Giving up equity to build your brand
Participant in Shimmerman Penn LLP roundtable presentation, ICA Forum of Independent Agencies Session, Institute of Communication Agencies, Toronto, Ontario
May 2013
Risk Allocation in Commercial Agreements
Speaker, 7th Essentials of Commercial Contracts, Federated Press Course, Toronto, Ontario
April 2012
Core Elements of the Purchase Agreement
Speaker, Your First Acquisition Transaction (YLD), Ontario Bar Association CLE Program, Toronto, Ontario