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Jacob Webster
Jacob Webster (he, him, his) Associate | Toronto

About Jacob

Jacob's practice focuses on a variety of capital markets transactions, including public offerings and private placements of securities, mergers and acquisitions, and financings.

He also advises clients on corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including the continuous disclosure obligations of public issuers.

Jacob joined Blakes as a first-year Summer Student in 2019 and completed his articles with the Firm in 2021/2022.

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Representative transactions include advising or representing:

  • Advent International Corporation on its proposed US$6.3-billion acquisition of Nuvei Corporation, a Canadian fintech payment platform

  • Royal Bank of Canada on its C$13.5-billion acquisition of HSBC's Canadian business

  • ICPEI Holdings Inc. and the Special Committee of the Board of Directors on their going private transaction with a consortium, including Desjardins Insurance Group and members of management

  • H&R REIT on its spin-off of its Primaris properties, including all of H&R's enclosed malls, to a new stand-alone publicly traded REIT

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2022
JD, (Lionel H. Schipper Q.C. Prize), University of Toronto – 2021
BA (First Class Hon.), McGill University – 2018
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