Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise public and private corporations, individuals and other commercial entities in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, hostile and friendly take-over bids, mergers, plans of arrangement and other acquisition and change-of-control related transactions.

Select major mergers and acquisitions transactions include acting as counsel for:

  • Pacifica Paper Limited Partnership in connection with its $850 million acquisition of the paper business of Macmillan Bloedel Limited.
     
  • Mercer International Inc. in connection with its US225 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Stone Venepal (Celgar) Pulp Inc.
     
  • Terra Nova Royalty Corporation in connection with its US$220 million tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Mass Financial Corp.
     
  • Pacifica Papers Inc. in connection with its $1.0 billion merger by way of a plan of arrangement with Norske Skog Canada Limited and proxy contest and contested fairness hearing.
     
  • Conifex Timber Inc. in connection with its acquisition of two British Columbia sawmills and associated timber tenures.
     
  • Hillsborough Resources Limited in connection with its $38 million acquisition by Vitol Anker B.V. by way of a plan of arrangement.
     
  • Southwestern Resources Corp. in connection with its sale to Hochschild Mining plc by way of a plan of arrangement.    
     
  • A British Columbia based forestry company in connection with its $144 million acquisition of the sawmills and Crown tenures from Pacific Forest Products Limited.