Energizer Holdings Purchases Schick- Wilkinson Sword

Energizer Holdings, Inc. with global headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, acquired the worldwide Schick-Wilkinson Sword wet shave products business from New York-headquartered Pfizer Inc. for US$930 million. The deal closed on March 28, 2003. In Canada, this involved the acquisition by Energizer Canada Inc. of the Schick division assets from Pfizer Canada Inc.

For the Canadian part of the transaction, Energizer was represented by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP with a team that included Sean Morley and Chris Bent (corporate), Angela Di Padova (competition), Peggy McCallum and Jean-Pierre Laporte (pension and benefits), Alix Herber (labour) and Mitchell Thaw and David Robertson (tax).

Pfizer was represented in Canada, by in-house counsel Karyn Pellatt, assisted by Jesmond Parke, and by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP with a team that included Phil Spencer, Q.C., Frank Monteleone and Carol Anne O’Brien (competition), Stuart English and Craig Podrebarac (corporate) and Andrew Reback (tax).