Retailers share a passion for connecting with consumers in innovative ways and leveraging technology and analytics in pursuit of new opportunities. We help you unlock value and navigate the challenges en route to a winning position.
Whether making strategic acquisitions, expanding geographic footprint or investing in new digital business models, retailers and retail property owners across Canada and the U.S. rely on our team for support. Combining deep sector knowledge with broad legal expertise, we help you tackle both emerging opportunities and day-to-day operational challenges as we tailor solutions that go beyond the obvious.
Our experience spans the spectrum of retail business challenges, from financing, going-public and tax strategies to commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, trademark matters, cybersecurity and French-language requirements.
If your retail business faces a legal dispute – whether around employment law, product liability, data breaches or competition investigations – we assemble the right team of industry-leading experts to resolve your case with agility and speed.
New Look Vision Group Inc., 2017
Acting for New Look Vision Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Iris, le groupe visuel (1990) Inc., based in Laval, Québec, with a network of 150 locations across Québec, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick. The purchase price of $120 million will be financed through various arrangements, including an increase of New Look's senior secured term facility with its bank, a junior unsecured debt facility and a $50-million equity private placement.
Sweet Park Holdings Inc., 2017
Acted for The Bensadoun Family Foundation, a principal shareholder of Aritzia Inc., in connection with Aritzia Inc.'s secondary offering of 20,100 million subordinate voting shares at a price of $17.45 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $350,745 million, sold via an investment vehicle managed by Berkshire Partners LLC.