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Private M&A

Private M&A
Private M&A

A distinguishing factor of the Blakes M&A practice is our national private M&A team, dedicated exclusively to private M&A transactions. We advise both private and public companies and business owners on the acquisition and sale of Canadian and international companies and assets. We also advise buyout funds acquiring or selling a business.
Our private M&A team leads the market in Canada by having an industry-focused approach and multidisciplinary specialists covering key industries in each Canadian jurisdiction. For our clients, this means a better understanding of their business, strategic objectives and challenges, including in highly regulated areas such as energy, financial services, insurance, life sciences, food and beverage, power, and gaming, among others.

Recent Experience
  • Simpson Oil Limited on the sale of 25% of SOL Investments SEZC for 20-million common shares of Parkland Fuel, valued at approximately C$700-million.

  • ​Canadian counsel to Litera Microsystems on its acquisition of Kira Systems

  • ​Electrical Components International, Inc., a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., on its acquisition of Promark Electronics Inc.

  • ​Canadian counsel to KPS Capital Partners on the sale of TaylorMade Golf to Centroid Investment Partners

  • ​Mackenzie Financial Corporation (an IGM Financial Inc. subsidiary) on its acquisition of Greenchip Financial Corp.    

  • Canadian counsel to Nasdaq on its US$2.75-billion acquisition of Verafin, an industry leader specializing in enterprise financial crime management solutions.

  • AST Investor Services Inc. (Canada) on its C$165-million acquisition by TMX Group Limited.

  • ​Canadian counsel to Real Assets Advisers in the proposed €445-million sale of KKR’s 33.33 per cent equity stake in ACCIONA Energía Internacional to AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets and ACCIONA S.A.

  • KIK Custom Products Inc. on the sale of its personal care business to Voyant Beauty, LLC.

  • Lululemon Athletica Inc. on its US$500-million acquisition of Mirror and new one-year US$300-million revolving credit facility.

  • Equinix, Inc. on its C$1.04-billion acquisition of 25 data-centre facilities across Canada from Bell Canada.

  • Canadian counsel to Coty Inc. on its strategic transaction with KKR for Coty’s Professional and Retail Hair business valued at US$4.3-billion.

  • Kognitiv Corporation on its C$525-million acquisition of Aimia Inc.’s Loyalty Solutions business.

  • Nutrien Ltd. on its proposed acquisition of 100 per cent of the equity of the Tec Agro Group, a leading agricultural retailer and owner of one of the largest branded soybean seeds businesses in Brazil.

  • Canadian counsel to Kalkomey Holdings, LLC on its merger with CHP KE Group Holdings A, L.P., a subsidiary of Cove Hill Partners.

  • Industrial Alliance Financial Services Inc. on the sale of its subsidiary iA Investment Counsel Inc. (operating under the brands T.E. Wealth and Leon Frazer & Associate) to Canadian Western Bank.

  • Hub International Limited on its acquisition of the benefits consulting practice of Morneau Shepell Inc.

  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in connection with its acquisition of Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada’s largest rural-focused broadband service provider. This was the largest private equity transaction in Canada in 2020.

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan on its €196-million sale of a German logistics portfolio consisting of 150-million square metres to Apeiron Capital Limited.

  • Canadian counsel to Dell Technologies Inc. on its US$2.075-billion sale of RSA Security LLC to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group and including Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners.