Bureau Veritas Acquires Maxxam Analytics

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.