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...
FCF Co., Ltd. Acquires Bumble Bee Foods
Davies acted as Canadian counsel for FCF Co., Ltd. in its US$928-million acquisition of all the assets of Clover Leaf Foods and Bumble Bee Foods, North America’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood companies, under a sale proceeding conducted under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
FCF, a Taiwanese company, is one of the world's largest integrated supply-chain service providers to the marine products industry, with 40-plus years of experience in the trading and marketing of tuna products. Clover Leaf Holdings, the Canadian operations of Bumble Bee, houses the company’s Canadian labels: Clover Leaf, Brunswick and Beach Cliff.
The sale closed on January 31, 2020.
The Davies team working on this transaction included Natasha MacParland, Natalie Renner, Emily Uza, Rob Nicholls, Mark Firman, Jim Dinning, Alysha Manji-Knight, Andrew Ellis, Daniel Pearlman and Stephen Dalby.
May 27, 2020 - As part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance recently published a draft legislative proposal, the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) (Proposal), that, if implemented, would provide for an automatic six-month suspension of...