mergers and acquisitions 

 

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be described in one simple word: complex.

Whatever form they take, they are a mix of finance, law and, oftentimes, emotion. Companies embarking on any type of M&A path require counsel that understands their objectives, as well as the legal and regulatory regimes—in Canada and internationally—they will encounter along the way. They require an advocate who understands the world of M&A and the art of negotiation, and can help close deals quickly, efficiently and successfully.

McMillan's M&A Group delivers an integrated group of services to help you structure successful transactions, whichever side of the transaction you are on. We have extensive experience representing merging parties and related stakeholders in M&A activity across a wide range of industries.

We understand that every transaction is important to our clients, no matter how large or small. Our lawyers bring the same approach to every engagement: we listen to your needs and then apply our experience, expertise, creativity and commitment to help you achieve your objectives.

Our public and private clients have ranged from companies in the Fortune 500 to fast-growing small- and medium-sized enterprises. We work on M&A transactions originating in Canada, the United States and internationally. Our clients include private equity companies and other financing agents including venture capital firms, boards of directors and special committees.

  • Advised Refresco Group N.V. in connection with its US$1.25 billion acquisition of Cott Corporation  
  • Advised Gentherm Inc. in connection with its US$64 million acquisition of Etratech Enterprises Inc.  
  • Advised AE Industrial Partners in connection with its US$128 million acquisition of CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI)  
  • Advised West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. in connection with its US$430 million acquisition of Gilman Cos.  
  • Advised First Atlantic Capital in connection with its sale of a majority stake in TestEquity to LKCM Headwater Investments    
  • Advised NuData Security Inc. in connection with its sale to Mastercard Incorporated
  • Advised Waterous Energy Fund in connection with its US$244 million acquisition of an interest in Northern Blizzard Resources Inc.  
  • Advised Aircraft Technology Publishers in connection with its acquisition of Casebank Technologies Inc.  
  • Advised Canadian Cancer Society in connection with its amalgamation with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation  
  • Advised Catalyst Capital in connection with its US$5.4 billion restructuring of Pacific Exploration & Production  
  • Advised Bit Stew Systems in connection with its $207.5 million sale to General Electric  
  • Advised Williams Partners LP in connection with its $1.38 billion sale of its Canadian natural gas liquids midstream businesses to Inter Pipeline Ltd.                         
  • Advised Thoma Bravo in connection with its acquisition of T2 Systems  
  • Advised Thoma Bravo in connection with its C$1.575 billion acquisition of AutoTrader   
  • Advised Novacap TMT in connection with its acquisition of Firmex Canada Inc.  
  • Advised Novacap in connection with its C$125 million sale of Fibrenoire  
  • Advised Plentyoffish Media Inc., and its founder Markus Frind, in connection with its US$575 million sale to The Match.com Group  
  • Advised WhiteWave Foods Company in connection with its US$550 million acquisition of Sequel Naturals Ltd.  
  • Advised Rogers Communications in connection with its C$815 million acquisition of Mobilicity  
  • Advised Bunge Limited (Canada), part of the G3 Global Grain Group, in connection with its C$250 million acquisition of a 50.1% stake in the Canadian Wheat Board  
  • Advised Chongqing Zongshen Tianchen General Aviation Investment and Development Co., Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of a 49% equity interest in Harbour Air  
  • Advised Outland Group in connection with its C$120 million acquisition by Carillion Canada Inc.  
  • Advised Knightsbridge Human Capital in connection with its C$80 million sale to Adecco Group  
  • Advised SSLP and PSI in the development, installation and operation of solar energy projects on the rooftops of over 300 Toronto public schools, and the replacement of over 4 million square feet of school roofs  
  • Advised Equal Energy Ltd. in connection with its US$230 million purchase by Petroflow Energy  
  • Advised CCL Industries Inc. in connection with its US$500 million acquisition of Avery Dennison Corporation’s Office & Consumer Products and Designed & Engineered Solutions  
  • Advised Western Wind Energy Corp in connection with its C$430 million acquisition by Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP  
February 2018

Competition and International Trade Bulletin

December 2017

Capital Markets Bulletin

September 2017

Competition Bulletin

September 2017

Competition Bulletin

August 2017

Capital Market Bulletin

June 2017

Competition Bulletin

June 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions Bulletin

May 2017

Transportation Bulletin

May 2017

Capital Markets Bulletin

May 2017

Transportation Bulletin

April 2017

Competition Bulletin

March 2017

Capital Markets Bulletin

March 2017

Competition Bulletin

January 2017

International Trade Bulletin

January 2017

Mergers and Acquisitions Bulletin

January 2017

Foreign Investment Bulletin

October 2016

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September 2016

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May 2016
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April 2016

Business Law Bulletin

April 2016
International Trade Bulletin
March 2016

Securities Bulletin

February 2016
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January 2016
Mergers and Acquisitions Bulletin
December 2015
The American Lawyer Magazine
October 2015
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October 2015
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September 2015

Mergers & Acquisitions Bulletin

September 2015
Capital Markets Bulletin
September 2015
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June 2015
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June 2015
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June 2015
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Getting the Deal Through
April 2015
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April 2015
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February 2015

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January 2015
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January 2015
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2015

Global Competition Review

December 2014
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February 2014
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January 2014
Competition Bulletin
August 2013
Public Markets M&A bulletin
July 2013
Canada hapter in International Joint Ventures: A Guide for U.S. Lawyers
Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Section of Business Law, American Bar Association
February 2013
Highlights from ABA 2012 Canadian Private Target Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Points Study
Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Section of Business Law, American Bar Association
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