Bliss A. White
Partner Emeritus | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4286

Bliss specializes in negotiated mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He is the relationship partner for several leading corporate clients in Canada.

Bliss has extensive experience advising clients and managing transaction teams in structuring and implementing domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic relationships, corporate and project financings, and on establishing a business in Canada.

Bliss has been involved in significant transactions in the food and beverage, automotive, metals and manufacturing and processing sectors. In addition to his transactional expertise, Bliss advises clients on a wide range of complex long-term supply and other commercial agreements and arrangements.


Recent representative matters include advising:

  • Linamar Corporation on its acquisition of Montupet SA, a French aluminum castings manufacturer
  • Linamar Corporation on its global cooperation and U.S. joint venture arrangements with GF Automotive, a division of Swiss manufacturing conglomerate Georg Fischer AG
  • Harris Corporation on the sale of its broadcast communications division to The Gores Group
  • Henry Schein Inc., on its acquisition of a majority interest in The Exan Group, a dental software company
  • Barry Callebaut USA LLC on its acquisition of a chocolate processing facility from Batory Industries Company
  • voestalpine Group's subsidiary, Böhler-Uddeholm Canada Ltd., on its acquisition of Sturdell Industries, a specialty steel fabricator
  • Nestlé on its acquisition of Vitality Foodservice, a beverage solutions provider to the food service industry
  • Ball Corporation on its acquisition of Neuman Aluminum, a metal products manufacturer
  • Nestlé on its acquisition of the DiGiorno® and Delissio® frozen pizza business from Kraft Foods
  • Linamar Corporation on its acquisition of an automotive components business from Visteon Corporation
  • Nestlé on the sale of its Turtles® brand and Canadian production facility to Demet's Candy Company
  • Linamar Corporation on its acquisition of a Tier One automotive components business from one of the Detroit Three OEMs

Bliss has been recognized as a leading corporate transactions lawyer in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Corporate Mid-Market) and The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016.