Bureau Veritas SA (BV) acquired Maxxam Analytics International Corporation from OMERS Private Equity, the private equity investment arm of OMERS and certain management and employee shareholders, for $650 million.
Based in France, Bureau Veritas provides testing, inspection and certification services.
Maxxam is a Canadian provider of analytic services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries with a network of laboratories across the country. Maxxam will continue to operate under the Maxxam name as a separate Canadian entity; with no changes to business structure, people or processes.
Bureau Veritas was represented in Canada by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP with a team including Cameron Rusaw, Will Buchner and Zain Rizvi (M&A); Raj Juneja (tax), Charles Tingley and Erika Douglas (competition); Alexandria Pike (environmental), Jessica Bullock (employment) and Pawel Mielcarek (real estate); and in the United States by Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP with a team of Stephen Luger, Veronica DiCamillo and Julie Hanus (M&A); Daniel Schnapp and Matthew Syrkin (technology); Tom Furst (real estate), Andrew Braiterman and Spencer Harrison (tax); Susan Campbell and Alexander Bogdan (environmental) and Erin DeCecchis (employment).
Maxxam and OMERS PE were represented in-house by Andrew Prodanyk at OMERS PE and by Stikeman Elliott LLP with a team including Samantha Horn, Kaleb Honsberger, Anne Weintrop and Aaron Sigal (M&A); Michael Kilby (competition), John Lorito (tax), Brady McLeod (real estate), Nancy Ramalho and Kathleen Chevalier (employment); Larry Cobb (environmental) and Justine Whitehead (intellectual property).
Acting on behalf of management and employee shareholders was Goodmans LLP with a team including Neil Sheehy, Brian Savage and Emily Ting.