Mar. 30, 2020 - The emergence of COVID-19 has sent a shock wave through the world economy, resulting in significant disruption in the financial markets, the shuttering of entire industries, and the lockdown of major cities across the globe. As a result, many national governments are applying every policy tool...
Hostess Brands Acquiring Voortman Cookies
Davies acted as Canadian counsel to Hostess Brands Inc. in its $425-million acquisition of Voortman Cookies Limited, a leading North American wafer and cookie company, from Swander Pace Capital. The acquisition diversifies and expands Hostess’s product offerings, providing it with a unique competitive position in the large and growing $8.4-billion cookie market.
The deal closed on January 3, 2020.
The Davies team that worked on this transaction included Brett Seifred and Stephen Dalby (M&A); Mark Firman (Employment & Labour); Elisa Kearney and Alysha Manji-Knight (Competition); Sharon Ford (Tax); and Alexandria Pike (Environmental).
Mar. 27, 2020 - Disruptions to businesses in Canada and across the globe as the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to unfold are raising a variety of competition law issues that will need to be managed in responding to challenges and opportunities associated with the ongoing pandemic. We highlight some of...