Sept. 17, 2020 - As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to unfold around the globe, antitrust considerations remain important for businesses evaluating strategic options and reacting to the pandemic’s disruptive impact on business operations. The legality of competitor collaborations, the applicable...
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).
Sept. 09, 2020 - Davies has submitted a comprehensive comment letter to the Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce (Taskforce) in response to the consultation report published by the Taskforce on July 9, 2020 (Report). The Taskforce was formed by the Ontario government in February 2020 with a mandate to review...