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Jennifer Longhurst Strengthens McCarthy Tétrault’s National Business Law Group

With the rise of shareholder activism and renewed public interest in board room decision making, McCarthy Tétrault is excited to welcome Jennifer Longhurst to our Toronto office’s Business Law Group. Jennifer joins the firm as a highly respected professional with expertise in public M&A, shareholder activism, and corporate governance. She advises a wide range of senior players across industries in the M&A and private equity spaces on complex transactions, shareholder engagement and defense, and emerging corporate trends and practices.

One client has previously described Jennifer as “extremely knowledgeable” with a “prodigious ability to accumulate and distill information and keep the process moving.” With such high regard in the Canada business community, she joins our teams in M&A, private equity, and capital markets at a time of renewed cross-border activity and significant geopolitical developments. Her work will deepen our firm’s existing client relationships and open up new opportunities for growth in a dynamic international market.

In addition to her expertise in public M&A, corporate governance and shareholder activism, Jennifer’s practice covers equity and debt financing, securities law, public reporting, committee advisory work, and public and private M&A – both friendly and contested. This latter work has included large domestic and cross-border transactions, notably some of the most high-profile plans of arrangement, take-over bids, and proxy contests.

Jennifer’s depth of knowledge and business advisory further extends to multiple industry sectors. McCarthy Tétrault clients will benefit from her strong connections in the mining and energy spaces, private equity, financial services, heavy industries and pharmaceuticals, giving business leaders astute legal advice situated within the broader business context.

“Jennifer stands out among legal professionals for channelling decades of transactional experience into a powerful practice advising business leaders, boards of directors, and special committees on public M&A, shareholder activism, and the shifting nature of corporate leadership in North America,” said Eric Gosselin, head of McCarthy Tétrault’s National Business Law Group. “M&A and activism are becoming increasingly complex and businesses are rapidly changing their approach to ESG issues, often under timelines accelerated by third-party interest groups. Jennifer’s particular skill and knowledge in these areas will be invaluable to our clients and a welcome addition to our full-service private equity, M&A and capital markets teams.”

Our Mergers & Acquisitions Group specializes in advising clients on the largest and most innovative domestic and international deals. We have knowledge and expertise in every type of M&A transaction and we have played a principal role acting for every type of transaction participant. McCarthy Tétrault’s national team comprises some of the most talented transactional lawyers in Canada — a team that brings the right combination of seasoned expertise and youthful energy to our clients’ most sophisticated and important deals and projects. Learn how we can help you.

Our clients include large and mid-market private equity firms, as well as pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and other institutional investors, based in Canada and elsewhere. With offices across Canada’s major commercial centres and in New York and London, our national private equity team has substantial presence and capabilities to help our clients successfully complete transactions nationwide and across borders. We take an active interest in our clients’ businesses so that we can deliver best-in-class legal advice. As active participants in the private equity industry, we advise our clients on key trends and issues, mitigate risk and apply innovative strategies to acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other transactions. Find out how we can help advance your business interests.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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