Advised Diageo on its joint agreed bid with Pernod Ricard for Seagram’s spirits business.
Groupe Aeroplan Inc.
Advised Groupe Aeroplan on its C$150MM participation in a C$600MM credit facility for Air Canada
Camelot Group plc
Advised the shareholders of Camelot – Cadbury, De La Rue, Fujitsu, Royal Mail and Thales – on the sale of their shareholdings in Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, to Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan
The Forzani Group Ltd.
Advised The Forzani Group Ltd., Canada's largest national retailer of brand-name and private-brand sporting goods, apparel and footwear, on its sale to Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Target Corporation’s REDcard credit card assets
Nordstrom, Inc. (Credit Card Assets)
Advised The Toronto-Dominion Bank Group on its acquisition of Nordstrom, Inc.’s credit card assets
Lion’s stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company
Advised Lion (an Australian subsidiary of Kirin), on the sale of its strategic stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory to Canadian-based Saputo, under its all cash takeover offer
Advised IFF, a leading innovator of specialty ingredients, on its acquisition of Frutarom, creating a global leader in Taste, Scent and Nutrition
Hiku Brands Company Ltd.
Advised Canopy Growth, the world’s largest diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Hiku Brands
Common shares and common share purchase warrants in Canopy Growth
Advised Canopy Growth on a C$5bn investment by Constellation Brands. As consideration for the investment, Constellation received newly issued Canopy common shares and common share purchase warrants
Advised Empire Company Limited on the acquisition of Farm Boy, one of the most successful and fastest growing food retailers in Canada
Advised the Ad Hoc Group of the company's $481mm term loan with respect to the company's prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring
Storz & Bickel GmbH, related entities and IP
Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Storz & Bickel, a premium manufacturer of vaporization devices
Advised the Special Committee of Aritzia, an innovative designer and retailer of fashion brands, on the secondary offering and concurrent repurchase of shares held by Berkshire Partners
Dairy Crest Group plc
Advised Dairy Crest Group plc, a producer of leading British food brands and value-added ingredients, on a recommended cash offer for its entire issued share capital from Saputo Inc, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world
Acreage Holdings Inc.
Advised Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company, on its acquisition of Acreage Holdings Inc., a vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis company with its headquarters in New York
Lion's Specialty Cheese division
Advised Lion, an Australian subsidiary of Kirin and one of Australasia’s leading food and beverage companies, on the sale of its Specialty Cheese division to Saputo, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world
David’s Bridal Inc.
Advised David’s Bridal, a leading bridal gown and special occasion dress retailer, on its out-of-court recapitalization
Abacus Health Products, Inc.
Advised Abacus Health Products, Inc., a leader in over-the-counter (“OTC”) topical products combining active pharmaceutical ingredients with cannabidiol (“CBD”) hemp extract, on its sale to the Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc., a market leader in hemp-derived CBD wellness products.