Recent Work
  • adidas AG in its divestiture of CCM Hockey to a newly formed affiliate of Birch Hill Equity Partners for US$110M. CCM Hockey consists of its main operations in Montreal, Canada as well as operations in the U.S., Sweden, Norway and Finland.
  • Centrica plc in the C$722M acquisition of its Canadian oil and gas exploration and production business by Canlin Energy Corporation, a consortium of two Hong Kong-based companies, MIE Holdings Corp. and Can-China Global Resource Fund, and Geneva-based Mercuria Energy Group.
  • Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, as Canadian competition counsel, in Nokia’s €15.6B acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, creating an innovation leader in next generation technology and services for an IP connected world.
  • Dr. Oetker GmbH in the acquisition of McCain Foods’ North American frozen pizza business.
  • Airbus SE in its partnership with Bombardier Inc. and Investissement Québec on the C Series aircraft programme.
  • Osram GmbHm, a publicly listed company and globally leading lighting manufacturer based in Munich, Germany, in its acquisition of a strategic 25.1% share in LeddarTech Inc.
  • The syndicate of initial purchasers led by BofA Merrill Lynch, BNP PARIBAS, Citigroup, Credit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, National Bank of Canada Financial Markets and UBS Investment Bank, as joint book-running managers in the issuance and sale of US$1.4B aggregate principal amount of new 8.750% Senior Notes due 2021 of Bombardier Inc.
  • The independent committee of Oando Energy Resources Inc. in its acquisition by Oando PLC and certain institutional shareholders pursuant to a plan of arrangement for cash consideration of US$1.20 per share, implying a transaction value of US$13.7M and an equity value of approximately US$955.3M.
  • wpd Canada group in relation to the development, structuring, financing and sale of 200-MW of projects in Ontario.
  • DH Corporation in its US$1.25B acquisition of Fundtech Corporation, a leading provider of global payments solutions to banks worldwide.
  • SNCF-Participations in the buyback by Student Transportation Inc., a company listed on the TSX, of the remaining five million shares SNCF still held.
  • Sterling Resources Ltd. in its US$163M sale by Sterling and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SRUK Holdings Ltd., of Sterling Resources (UK) Ltd. to Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V.
  • A leading Italian private equity firm in its Canadian acquisition of an environmental remediation products business.
  • Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C., a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum, as Canadian counsel, on its joint venture with Pembina Pipeline Corporation regarding a proposed integrated propylene and polypropylene production facility in Sturgeon County, Alberta.
  • TURCKBeteiligungs GmbH, a global leader in industrial automation technology, in its acquisition of Chartwell Automation, Inc.
  • Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, as Canadian counsel, in its merger with Standard Life plc to form Standard Life Aberdeen plc.
  • Gran Tierra Energy Inc. in its US$525M acquisition of PetroLatina Energy Ltd., a private exploration and production company, with assets located primarily in Colombia, and concurrent private placement offering of subscription receipts to partially fund the transaction for aggregate gross proceeds of US$173.5M.
  • Kuwait Airways in the exemplification by the Quebec courts of a judgment obtained in England against the Republic of Iraq and Iraqi Airways. A seizure order was obtained before judgment in the hands of Bombardier in connection with 10 aircraft having a total value of approximately $350M. The issue of sovereign immunity of the Republic of Iraq was ultimately dismissed by the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Winstar Resources Ltd. in its C$112M acquisition by Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.
  • Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG in its acquisition of a minority stake holding in the Globe Tools Group.
  • Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services in the acquisition from the Shoaibi Group of shares in Extreme Oil Drilling Saudi Arabia.
  • France-based Limagrain, the world's fourth largest seed company, in connection with an investment in Canterra Seeds by Vilmorin Et Cie S.A ., a publicly-listed company and subsidiary of Limagrain, and a joint venture in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, whereby Vilmorin and Canterra Seeds will develop new varieties of cereals.
  • Delek Group in connection with its Canadian offshore oil and gas exploration license and all related development and joint venture matters.
  • A leading Spanish bank in its concurrent exchange offers in the US and Brazil to acquire all of the equity it did not already own in a Brazilian subsidiary.
  • Sterling Resources Ltd. in its US$42.5M sale of its entire Romanian business to Carlyle International Energy Partners.
  • Novartis International AG, as Canadian counsel, in the US$5.4B sale of Novartis Animal Health to Eli Lilly.
  • Caracal Energy Inc. in its C$1.5B acquisition by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glencore Xstrata Plc.
  • OC Oerlikon Corporation AG, Pfäffikon, a leading high-tech industrial group specializing in machine and plant engineering and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, in its acquisition of Sulzer Metco at an enterprise value of CHF 1B.