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Canadian M&A Hub

Canadian M&A Hub
Canadian M&A Hub
Legal updates and tools for navigating Mergers & Acquisitions in Canada
 

In the past 10 years, Blakes has been involved in more than 1,350 global public and private M&A transactions, with an aggregate dollar value of US$1.4-trillion. According to Bloomberg and Refinitiv, Blakes is the No. 1 Canadian law firm in global M&A by deal value for this period, 2011-2020.

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Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Spotlight

Blakes Technology lawyers work closely with clients who operate in the technology and innovation sector, including those who develop, acquire, use, license and sell technology, data and intellectual property that is integral to their businesses.  

Highlights of our recent Technology experience in the mergers and acquisitions space include advising:

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more about our Technology specialization.