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Chad Accursi Chad Accursi
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Jason Arbuck Jason Arbuck
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Eva Bellissimo Eva Bellissimo
t: 416 860 2959
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Mark T. Bennett Mark T. Bennett
t: 416 869 5407
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Andre Boivin Andre Boivin
t: 416 860 6580
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Jason (Jake) Bullen Jason (Jake) Bullen
t: 416 860 2953
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Gordon R. Chambers Gordon R. Chambers
t: 604 691 6106
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John T.C. Christian John T.C. Christian
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Noble C. Chummar Noble C. Chummar
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Lindsay Clements Lindsay Clements
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Frank DeLuca Frank DeLuca
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Brian P. Dominique Brian P. Dominique
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Nicola Geary Nicola Geary
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Deepak Gill Deepak Gill
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Jay Goldman Jay Goldman
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Colin Ground Colin Ground
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Jen Hansen Jen Hansen
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Josef W. Hocher Josef W. Hocher
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Gregory Hogan Gregory Hogan
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Alexandra Iliopoulos Alexandra Iliopoulos
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Shaun Khullar Shaun Khullar
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Jay F. King Jay F. King
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Laurie LaPalme Laurie LaPalme
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Mickey Lungu Mickey Lungu
t: 416 642 7459
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Sean Maniaci Sean Maniaci
t: 416 860 6466
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Cathy L. Mercer Cathy L. Mercer
t: 416 869 5772
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Cameron A. Mingay Cameron A. Mingay
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Darrell W. Podowski Darrell W. Podowski
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Mark Rasile Mark Rasile
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Andrew M. Reback Andrew M. Reback
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Jeffrey P. Roy Jeffrey P. Roy
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Paul M. Stein Paul M. Stein
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Gary Steinhart Gary Steinhart
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Keith Templeton Keith Templeton
t: 403 351 2925
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Jennifer Traub Jennifer Traub
t: 604 691 6110
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Ken Chow Ken Chow
t: 778 372 7650
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Daniel P. Cipollone Daniel P. Cipollone
t: 416 815 4243
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David Gardos David Gardos
t: 416 869 5951
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David Hansford David Hansford
t: 778 372 6786
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Adria Leung Lim Adria Leung Lim
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Amanda Metallo Amanda Metallo
t: 416 869 5446
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Jeff Mikelberg Jeff Mikelberg
t: 416 860 6504
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Chad Podolsky Chad Podolsky
t: 416 869 5456
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Kyle Simpson Kyle Simpson
t: 416 860 6523
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Alykhan Somani Alykhan Somani
t: 416 869 5777
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Michael Weizel Michael Weizel
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Patricia Wood Patricia Wood
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Cassels Brock carries on a broad and sophisticated mergers and acquisitions practice.

Our lawyers handle a wide range of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including unsolicited and supported take-over bids as well as business combinations through mergers and plans of arrangement. We also provide counsel in the areas of take-over defence and, increasingly, shareholder activism including requisitioned shareholder meetings and proxy contests.

Our clients include both public and private enterprises in virtually every industry such as resource, insurance, information technology, energy, consumer products, pharmaceutical, aviation, food and beverage, apparel and professional sports. We act for financial buyers, such as private equity and venture capital firms, as well as strategic buyers.

We have been recognized at the Canadian Dealmakers of the Year awards and the firm consistently ranks among the top law firms in the Bloomberg M&A league tables for Canada and globally.

In advising on M&A transactions we draw upon the expertise in our corporate tax, competition, intellectual property, financial services, real estate, government relations and private equity groups to deliver comprehensive solutions tailored to the transaction and our clients' goals.

Our experience includes:

  • Acting for the acquirer on the combination of three public mining companies to create the 7th-largest gold mining company in the world
  • Acting for a large multinational pharmaceutical company on its acquisition of two competitors, creating one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, and the disposition of its non-core businesses
  • Acting for a TSX-listed foreign company in connection with its US$2.7 billion acquisition of an AIM listed company
  • Acting for a Canadian oil and gas company in connection with its $1.9 billion acquisition by a Chinese oil company
  • Acting for a Canadian technology company in connection with its $700 million acquisition by a Canadian pension fund
  • Acting for national sporting goods retailer in connection with its $238 million acquisition by a Canadian Pension Fund
  • Acting for a Canadian food and beverage manufacturer in connection with its $320 million acquisition by a US corporation
  • Acting for a Canadian telecommunications company in a successful defence to an unsolicited take-over bid
  • Acting for a Canadian e-services company in its defence to an unsolicited take-over bid valued at $1.5 billion
  • Acting for the purchaser on the acquisition of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and Scotiabank Place in the CCAA restructuring of the Senators and the related arena receivership
  • Acting for a national retail chain with respect to its acquisitions of auto parts retailers across Canada
  • Acting for the US purchaser of the Ivaco Steel companies in a transaction valued at $400 million
  • Acting for several large Canadian-based brand name manufacturers on various acquisitions, including a footwear manufacturer on its multi-jurisdictional acquisition of a major competitor
  • Acting for one of the largest privately held engineering, network development and construction firms in their acquisition of a leading power transmission company
  • Acting for a Canadian ice melting manufacturer and distributor in its purchase of all of the shares of its US competitor