Recent Work
  • American Industrial Partners and certain other investors, as Canadian counsel, in their acquisition, directly or indirectly, of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Canam Group Inc. for an enterprise value of approximately C$875M.
  • TorQuest Partners Inc. in its acquisition of majority control of Polycor, Inc. as part of its merger with Swenson Granite Company LLC.
  • Lydall, Inc. in its acquisition of Texel Technical Materials, Inc. for approximately US$96M.
  • Manac Inc. in its C$186M going private transaction in which all of the issued and outstanding multiple voting shares and subordinate voting shares of Manac were acquired by a consortium comprised of Placements CMI Inc., Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Fonds de solidarité des Travailleurs du Québec (FTQ), Investissement Québec and Fonds Manufacturier Québécois II s.e.c.
  • Clearspring Capital Partners in its acquisition of all of the outstanding and issued shares held by an affiliate of Ironbridge Equity Partners in the capital of Demers, Ambulance Manufacturer Inc.
  • Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc. and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in connection with the offering by NCFS of C$150M aggregate principal amount of Series B Floating Rate Notes due 2019 and C$350M aggregate principal amount of 1.75% Series C Notes due 2020.
  • Maxi Canada Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition by Altamont Capital Partners.
  • Allergan Inc., maker of the Botox wrinkle treatment, as Canadian counsel in its US$66B sale to Actavis plc.
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc. in connection with a transaction with Volkswagen AG and Audi AG for approximately US$80M for the transfer of certain intellectual property and a two-year extension to an engineering services agreement.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as Canadian counsel, in connection with Bombardier Inc.'s issuance and sale of US$1.4B aggregate principal amount of new 8.750% Senior Notes due 2021.
  • Alltech, Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its C$521M acquisition of Ridley Inc.
  • Essar Steel Algoma Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its comprehensive US$1.4B recapitalization and refinancing.
  • A major global automobile manufacturer with respect to several product liability class actions, relating to allegations of various manufacturing defects.
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corp., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of Vancouver-based Ainsworth Lumber Co. for US$1.1B.
  • MTU America Inc., in claims advanced by Alberta Health Services relating to the alleged failure of a diesel engine and generator.
  • Newell Rubbermaid Inc., as Canadian competition/regulatory counsel, in its acquisition of Jarden Corporation for US$15.4B.
  • Novartis International AG, as Canadian counsel, in the US$16B acquisition of oncology products from GlaxoSmithKline Plc.
  • Performance Sports Group in the US$575M sale of its business to Sagard Capital and Fairfax Holdings through CCAA and Chapter 11 court proceedings.
  • Saputo Inc. in the secondary offering of its principal shareholder, Jolina Capital Inc., which sold common shares of Saputo for gross proceeds of $300M.
  • Solegear Bioplastics Inc. in its acquisition of the bioplastics division of Ex-Tech Plastics Inc. for C$1.3M.
  • TreeHouse Foods, Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of ConAgra's Private Brands for US$2.7B.
  • Ultra Manufacturing Limited in connection with the sale of a 10% interest to Hama Corporation. As part of the transaction, Ultra also bought out Hama's 49% interest in K&M Indiana LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Ultra.