Ciba Specialty Chemicals Acquires Gestion Shares

On July 7, 2004, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Canada Inc. acquired, for undisclosed amounts, all of the outstanding shares of Gestion LPM Technologies Inc., which operates a Quebec-based Canadian specialty chemical business servicing the pulp and paper industry.

Ciba Specialty Chemicals Canada was advised by in-house senior business counsel Mark Mapp and Gary Gillman of Gillman & Gillman in Toronto, who led a team from Ogilvy Renault that included Rob Hyndman and Troy Ungerman (corporate/M&A), Louis Roy (real estate), and Louis Ste-Marie (employment).

Gestion LPM Technologies, LPM Technologies Inc. and the shareholders of Gestion LPM Technologies were represented by a team of lawyers from McCarthy Tétrault that included François Amyot, Jean-François Routhier, Mathieu Laflamme and Doris Dion (corporate/M&A), together with Jean Dionne of Langlois Kronström Desjardins, who served as counsel to Clicgolf.com Inc., a seller.