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Jeffrey (Jeff) Gebert is an accomplished lawyer with a thriving capital markets and securities law practice. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate transactions. Jeff works with startups and established companies in the cannabis, transportation, mining, natural resources, real estate and technology sectors.

Prior to joining McMillan, Jeff worked as legal counsel to a multinational transportation company. Based on this in-house experience, Jeff takes a pragmatic approach to the practice of law. Earlier in his career, he practised business law at another national firm.



Representative Matters

  • Acted for PharmaCielo Ltd., a Colombian based medicinal cannabis producer, in respect of its going-public transaction by way of a reverse take-over of AAJ Capital 1 Corp. (TSXV) and in respect of its concurrent private placements of approximately $40 million.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities, in respect of the public offering of 3,749,000 stapled units of Granite REIT (TSX and NYSE) at a price of $61.50 per stapled unit, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $231 million.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC Capital Markets and Cormark Securities Inc., in respect of the public offering of 5,605,100 common shares of Park Lawn Corporation (TSX) at a price of $25.65 per common share, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $143 million.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, in respect of the public offering of 13,501,000 trust units of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX) at a price of $10.65 per trust unit, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $143.8 million.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by RBC Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets, in respect of the public offering of $125 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible debentures of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX), on a bought deal basis.
  • Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, in respect of the public offering of 13,133,000 trust units of NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX) at a price of $10.95 per trust unit, on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $143.8 million.
  • Acted for CryptoStar Corp. in its qualifying transaction with Aumento Capital VI Corporation and concurrent financing for gross proceeds of approximately $20 million
  • Advised on the Canadian elements of the acquisition and integration of an international courier delivery service company.
  • CCMP Capital Advisors, a U.S. private equity firm, in its acquisition of Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. from companies owned by Eric Margolis, the Chairman of Jamieson Laboratories Ltd in January 2014.
  • TMX Group Limited in its $1 billion private placement of senior unsecured debentures in September 2013
  • Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited its successful completion of a $250,500,000 initial public offering of common shares and listing on the TSX.
  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in its successful C$5.1 billion offer to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Inmet Mining Corporation in April 2013.
  • A syndicate of underwriters co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Dundee Securities Ltd. in its prospectus “bought deal” offering for total gross proceeds of $34,724,250 in September 2012.
  • IAMGOLD Corporation in the sale of its shares of IAMGOLD Ecuador S.A., which owned the Quimsacocha Project in Ecuador, in exchange for 150 million common shares, valued at approximately $16.5 million, along with concurrent equity offering in June 2012

News


Education & Admissions

2011
Called to the Ontario bar
2010
JDUniversity of Toronto, Faculty of Law
2006
BAS, Engineering Physics (with Distinction)University of British Columbia

Insights by Jeffrey P. Gebert (10 Posts)

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NFTs and Implications Under Canadian Securities Law

This article discusses the treatment of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as securities and related regulatory considerations in Canada.

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Aug 16, 2021
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Significant Regulatory Relief for Market Participants Announced in Response to COVID-19

Securities regulators, stock exchanges and business registries have taken significant steps provide relief to Canadian companies in response to COVID-19

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Apr 13, 2020
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CSA Provides Guidance on Conducting Shareholder Meetings During COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 20, 2020, the CSA published guidance providing direction to issuers conducting shareholder meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar 25, 2020
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CSA to Provide Temporary Relief From Regulatory Filing Obligations Due to COVID-19

In light of concerns relating to COVID-19, the CSA will provide a 45-day extension for certain periodic filings normally required to be made by issuers.

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Mar 19, 2020
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COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Canadian Companies to Consider Virtual Shareholder Meetings

In light of concerns relating to COVID-19, this bulletin provides Canadian companies guidance on holding electronic or virtual shareholder meetings.

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Mar 17, 2020
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Coronavirus – A Preparedness and Response Guide for Canadian Businesses

What steps should corporations take to mitigate the risks posed by COVID-19 to the health and safety of their workforce and contractual obligations.

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Mar 9, 2020
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Ontario Clarifies Cannabis Retail Rules

The government proclaimed the Cannabis License Regulations on November 14, 2018, clarifying some of the anticipated ownership restrictions on private retailers

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Nov 20, 2018
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Liquid Alternatives Now a Reality Alternative Mutual Funds Regime Scheduled to Come Into Force January 3, 2019

The Canadian Securities Administrators have published the much anticipated final version of amendments introducing a "liquid alternatives" regulatory regime

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Oct 5, 2018
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CSA Reinforces Position that Securities Laws Apply to Cryptocurrency Offerings, Confirms Regulatory Scrutiny for Industry Participants

Jun 11, 2018, CSA published Staff Notice 46-308 – Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens providing regulatory guidance on token and coin offerings.

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Jul 19, 2018
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Making “The Golden Years” Truly Golden – OSC Seniors Strategy Establishes Guideposts for Registrants to Tailor Services to Older Clientele

Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") published OSC Staff Notice 11-779 Seniors Strategy and brings attention to the unique challenges relating to the financial lives of Ontario seniors (65+)

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May 7, 2018