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...
Toromont Industries Ltd. Acquires Hewitt Equipment
Davies represented Toromont Industries Ltd., a diversified industrials company providing specialized capital equipment and ongoing support in various sectors, in its $1-billion acquisition of Hewitt Equipment, the Caterpillar equipment dealer for Québec, Western Labrador and the Maritimes.
The acquisition is Toromont’s largest transaction in 56 years, expanding its Caterpillar dealership and strengthening its expertise in the mining, construction, power systems and forestry sectors. Upon close of the acquisition, Toromont’s Caterpillar dealership will operate 120 branches, giving the company one of the largest sales territories in the Caterpillar dealer network.
The Davies team on this transaction included Cam Rusaw, Steve Cutler, Janet Ferrier, Jared Solinger, Sylvie Samson, Xavier Plamondon and Jeffrey Li (M&A); Alexandria Pike and Laura Weingarden (Environmental); Raj Juneja and Andrew Ellis (Tax); David Reiner and Joseph Jarjour (Real Estate); and Jessica Bullock (Pensions/Employment).
Mar. 23, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and is likely to continue to have, a major impact on the global economy as countries implement various levels of “social distancing” and other restrictions on normal activities. In these uncertain times, many businesses may find themselves reviewing their contracts...