On July 31, 2009, Clean Harbors Inc., the leading provider of environmental and hazardous waste management services throughout North America acquired Eveready Inc., a company that provides industrial maintenance and production, lodging and exploration services to the oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, manufacturing and power generation industries.
Clean Harbors acquired 100 per cent of Eveready's outstanding common shares by way of plan of arrangement in exchange for US$56 million in cash, US$118 million in Clean Harbors' common stock and the assumption of approximately US$235 million of Eveready debt.
Eveready was represented by Shea Nerland Calnan LLP with a team that included Joe Brennan, Adam Rock and Glenn Warkentin. Clean Harbors was represented in the United States by its in-house counsel, Michael McDonald, and by Davis, Malm & D'Agostine P.C. with a team that included C. Michael Malm, John Chambliss and Daniel Janis.
In Canada, Clean Harbors was represented by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP with a team led by Bryce Kraeker and David Petras (corporate and securities) and which included William Vanveen (competition); Henry Brown (Investment Canada); Tina Antony and Emeryll Gumapas (corporate); Geoffrey Holub (litigation) and Olivia Colic (real estate).