Acted for Bruker Corporation in its acquisition of Tornado Spectral Systems Inc., a company that provides chemical analysis and measurement systems for Raman spectroscopy primarily used in pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and biotechnology applications.
Vance Street Capital LLC
Acting for Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles private equity fund, in the sale of Terra Insights, a Vancouver-based geotechnical, structural and geospatial monitoring company, to Orica for cash consideration of C$505 million.
Acted as counsel to TPG in its acquisition (and related financings) from Oxford Property Group of a 75% interest in two Class-A industrial business parks in the Greater Toronto Area valued at C$1.3-billion.
Ember Infrastructure Management, LP
Acted for funds managed by Ember Infrastructure Management, LP, a New York-based private equity firm, in its $395-million acquisition of H2O Innovation Inc., a TSX-listed company, by way of statutory plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, and the associated rollover of shares by Investissement Québec, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and management.
Design World LLC d/b/a WTWH Media, LLC
Acted as Canadian counsel to Design World LLC d/b/a WTWH Media, LLC, a Mountaingate Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition via a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of substantially all the assets of Engineering.com Incorporated, a media website operator focused on engineering related content.
Acted for Mondi plc, a global leader in the production of sustainable packaging and paper, in its acquisition of the Hinton Pulp mill from West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (West Fraser) and its long-term partnership with West Fraser to access local, high-quality fibre from well-established wood basket, as well as with Mondi plc’s plans to invest €400 million in the expansion of Hinton.
Burgundy Diamond Mines Limited
Acted for Burgundy Diamond Mines Limited (BDM) in its US$136-million acquisition of Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Limited, including the world-class Ekati Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories, and Arctic Canadian Diamond Marketing N.V. Upon closing, BDM became one of the largest listed diamond companies globally.
Lakeside Book Company
Acted for Lakeside Book Company, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings, in its acquisition of Marquis Books.
Mountaingate Capital Management II, L.P.
Acted for Mountaingate Capital Management II, L.P. in its strategic investment in Bond Brand Loyalty Group, a leading marketing, customer experience and loyalty software management group.
Outfront Media Inc.
Acting as Canadian counsel to OUTFRONT Media Inc. in the C$410-million sale of its Canadian business to Bell Media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BCE.
Ali Holding S.r.l.
Acted as Canadian regulatory counsel to Ali Holding S.r.l. in its US$3.5-billion merger with Welbilt, Inc.
Blackstone Infrastructure Partners L.P.
Acted as Canadian counsel to Blackstone Infrastructure Partners L.P. in its acquisition of the majority interest of Carrix, Inc., one of the world's largest marine-terminal operators.
Xplornet Communications Inc.
Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural-focused broadband service provider, in its acquisition of TowerCo Inc.'s tower assets in Manitoba.
WESCO International Inc.
Acted for WESCO International Inc. in the sale of its legacy WESCO Datacom business in Canada to Guillevin International, a Canadian distributor of industrial products.
WESCO International Inc.
Acted for WESCO International Inc. in the sale of its legacy WESCO Utility business in Canada to Rexel Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of France's Rexel Group.
Medline Industries, Inc.
Acted as Canadian regulatory counsel to Medline Industries, Inc., the largest U.S.-based privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies with 2020 revenue of US$17.5 billion, in an investment by a private equity consortium comprising funds managed by Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman.
Knighthead Capital Management LLC and Certares Opportunities LLC
Acting as Canadian regulatory counsel to Knighthead Capital Management LLC and Certares Opportunities LLC in their successful US$6-billion bid with Apollo Capital Management, LP to acquire Hertz Corp.
Xplornet Communications Inc.
Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc., a portfolio company of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and Canada's leading rural broadband provider, in its acquisition of Corridor Communications Inc., which operates CCI Wireless., a provider of broadband solutions to rural homes in Alberta, along with enterprise clients across western Canada.
WESCO International, Inc.
Acted as Canadian competition counsel to WESCO International, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based distributor of electrical, industrial, and communications products, in its US$4.5-billion acquisition of Anixter International Inc.
Xplornet Communications Inc.
Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural-focused broadband service provider, in its sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.
Acted for Plenary Group, a leading investor, developer and operator of public infrastructure in North America, in its sale to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
Brand Industrial Services, Inc.
Acted for Brand Industrial Services, Inc., a global leader providing a broad range of solutions to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets, in its acquisition of Québec-based AGF Access Group, Inc.
Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Acted for Cadillac Fairview in its acquisition from First Gulf and its partners of one of the largest planned commercial developments in Canada, the 38-acre East Harbour project in downtown Toronto.
Total System Services Inc. (TSYS)
Acted for Total System Services Inc. (TSYS), a leading global payments provider, on competition matters related to its US$26-billion merger of equals with Global Payments Inc., to create a global technology-enabled payments company.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its historic joint venture with Newmont Mining Corporation, which combined their respective mining operations, assets, reserves and talent in Nevada to create the world's largest gold complex.
Blackstone Property Partners
Acted for an affiliate of Blackstone Property Partners in its joint venture with Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., to acquire the 1.45 million-square-foot Bentall Centre office and retail complex in Vancouver.
Kinepolis Group NV
Acted for Kinepolis Group NV in its $123-million acquisition of Landmark Cinemas Canada LP, Canada's second-largest movie theatre exhibition company.
Government Report Indicates Robust Foreign Investment Review in Canada
Dec. 01, 2022 - The Canadian government recently released the 2021-2022 Annual Report covering non-cultural1 foreign investment reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022. Given the government’s reluctance to publicize details of its ICA reviews,...
Canadian Government Consults on Far-Reaching Changes to Canada’s Competition Law
Nov. 24, 2022 - Canada’s federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry formally announced on November 17, 2022 that the federal government is launching a comprehensive review of the Competition Act (Act) and Canadian competition policy. This announcement follows through on the Minister’s previous...
Canada Clamps Down on Foreign SOE Investments in Critical Minerals
Nov. 15, 2022 - The Canadian government announced a new policy on October 28, 2022 (the Policy) under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) governing investments by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Canada’s critical minerals sector. The government followed the issuance of the Policy with an announcement on...
Virtually There: Canada’s Competition Bureau Continues to Chart a Digital Course
Nov. 12, 2020 - While Canada’s Competition Bureau (Bureau) has been working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, its enforcement and activity levels have remained healthy and robust. The latest speech from the Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) and the Bureau’s recent enforcement efforts both underscore...
Cartel Leniency in Canada: Overview, co-author
Nov. 01, 2020 - Practical Law – Cartel Leniency Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)
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Moderator, Canadian Bar Association, “Machine Learning and Algorithmic Collusion”; Teleconference
May 08, 2020
Canada’s New Competition Commissioner Announces Aggressive Enforcement Plans
June 17, 2019 - Last month, Canada’s newly appointed Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, promised to prioritize more aggressive competition law in Canada. In his first speech since he was appointed to the position for a five-year term, as well as in subsequent interviews and public pronouncements, the...
Algorithms: Challenges and Opportunities for Antitrust Compliance, co-author
Dec. 12, 2018 - Compliance and Ethics Spotlight (American Bar Association)
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