Merger Review

Canadian competition, foreign investment, transportation law and other regulatory counsel in:

Manufacturing & Industrial

  • US$2.7 billion sale of a packaging and consumer business
  • Acquisition of an engineered products and solutions company
  • Various industrial and construction industry chemicals business acquisitions
  • Various steel and aluminum products companies mergers
  • Acquisition of an aeronautics engine maintenance, repair and overhaul business

Distribution & Wholesale

  • Canadian insulation products company acquisition.
  • Canada’s first unsolicited income fund takeover bid.
  • Acquisition of a leading paper, packaging and supplies distribution business.
  • Acquisition of a major consumer packaging business by a significant competitor.

Transportation

  • Leading specialized trucking services company in connection with acquisitions and proposed acquisitions of Canadian trucking and related businesses
  • Acquisition of the assets and business of a fluid hauling and oilfield transport business
  • Sale of a major automobile fleet leasing and financing business valued at U.S.$1.8 billion
  • US$1.1 billion acquisition of an international courier business

Communication, Entertainment & Media

  • Leading North American building industry information supplier in its proposed acquisition of a leading web-based building industry information and education services provider
  • Major pension fund in its acquisition of a 20% interest of and reorganization of a major media enterprise
  • Leading Canadian publisher of magazines and newspapers, in connection with its acquisition of a regional publisher

Consumer Products, Services and Retail

  • Leading European home improvement retailer in the C$360 million sale of the major assets of its Canadian home improvement business to a Canadian buyer
  • U.S. conglomerate in the sale of a residential hardware division to a major competitor
  • Automobile rental company brand owner in the sale of certain assets to a major competitor
  • International dairy company in its acquisition of all of the fluid and industrial milk products businesses and certain joint venture interests of a major competitor

Energy, Natural Resources & Agriculture

  • North American division of a global energy company in its acquisition of the natural gas and power customer contract portfolio of two regional competitors
  • Global energy company in its proposed strategic acquisition of aircraft fuel storage facilities in Western Canada
  • Energy services company company in its $1.5-billion merger with a regional oilfield drilling, rig manufacturing and oilfield services company
  • Canadian affiliate of a global energy company in the C$157 million sale of its pipeline and energy marketing businesses
  • Canadian division of a global energy company in connection with the sale of its interest in a Western Canada pipeline system to a strategic buyer
  • Major U.S. energy company in the US$4.24 billion sale of its Canadian subsidiary to a Canadian competitor

Financial Services & Insurance

  • North American division of an Australia-based financial services company in its purchase of a significant Canadian financial services business
  • Major financial buyer in its US$4 billion acquisition of an equipment leasing and rentals enterprise
  • Canadian division of a U.K. insurance company in its acquisition by a U.S. insurance group

Pharmaceutical, Agri-chemical & Medical Products

  • Leading Canadian distributor of pharmaceutical and other products in a proposed major strategic acquisition
  • U.S. private equity firm in its proposed acquisition of a leading dentistry products and services supplier
  • French/German pharmaceuticals company in its acquisition by a rival French company
  • European chemicals company in connection with the sale of its agricultural products division to a global competitor

Real Estate

  • Major strategic and financial buying group in its $2 billion acquisition of major Canadian office properties across Canada

Technology

  • “Stalking Horse” bidder in a C$400 million agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of a Canadian technology business
  • Canadian subsidiary of an India-based public company in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a Canadian IT consulting and engineering staffing services company
  • Leading global financial services company in the US$854 million acquisition of more than 50% of the shares of an IT services company and the acquisition by that target of a third IT services provider