Hilary Crangle
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3054

Hilary's practice primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and real estate fund investment. She advises purchasers, sellers and targets in Canadian and cross-border transactions. Hilary represents a broad range of clients from leading financial institutions and retailers to technology companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Hilary also maintains a general commercial practice which includes assisting clients with drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, business structuring, internal reorganizations and corporate governance issues.

In 2015, Hilary completed a secondment at a major financial institution where she worked in the Information Technology group. She advised on IT outsourcing and licensing arrangements and the implementation of regulatory compliance programs. Hilary previously completed a secondment to a major international retailer where she worked on a variety of commercial and real estate matters.


Recent representative matters that Hilary has been involved with include:

  • Linamar Corporation on its $1.2-billion acquisition of the MacDon Group of Companies, a global market leader in the design and manufacturing of specialized agriculture harvesting equipment (manufacturing/agri business)

  • Advising The Bank of Nova Scotia on the sale of the business and assets of Roynat Lease Finance, a division of its subsidiary Roynat Inc., to Meridian Credit Union Limited (financial services)

  • Advising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as Canadian counsel, on its acquisition of 40 per cent of Glencore Agricultural Products (Glencore Agri), valuing Glencore Agri at US$6.25-billion (agri business)

  • Sale by VerticalScope Inc. of 55 per cent equity interest to Torstar Corporation (digital media)

  • Ongoing Investments in Bentall Kennedy's Canadian real estate funds (private equity)

  • Equity and debt investment by a privately held technology company in growing its FinTech business (technology)

  • Iron Mountain in connection with its conversion to a REIT (corporate reorganization)

  • Merger between Pearson plc’s Penguin Book Division and Bertelsmann’s Random House

  • $1.1-billion joint acquisition by BCE and Rogers of 75 per cent interest in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (media)

  • Sale by UBS Global Asset Management (Canada) Inc. of its Canadian domestic fixed income, Canadian domestic equity and Canadian domestic balanced account business to Fiera Capital Corporation (financial services)