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).


Top Competition and Foreign Investment Review Trends and Issues for 2020

Jan. 21, 2020 - In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2019 will influence these areas of the law in 2020. We discuss below the main issues and trends to watch for this year. Continued Focus on Enforcement in the Digital...