June 15, 2020 - With much of the world focused on the immediacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its heavy human and economic toll, we have cast our eyes optimistically on the (near, we hope) future when companies regain sufficient confidence to re-enter the public M&A market in large numbers. Although...
Sentry Investments Corp. Selling All Outstanding Shares to CI Financial Corp.
Davies represented Sentry Investments Corp. (Sentry), one of Canada’s leading independent investment managers, in its $780-million acquisition by CI Financial Corp.
The acquisition combined two of Canada’s largest independent active asset managers and increased CI’s assets under management by 16% to approximately $140 billion when it acquired all of the outstanding shares of Sentry and its subsidiary Sentry Investments Inc.
In exchange, $780 million was payable to Sentry – $230 million in cash and the balance in CI shares.
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