FGL Sports acquires Pro Hockey Life

FGL Sports Ltd., a division of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, completed the acquisition of Pro Hockey Life Sporting Goods Inc. for $85 million.

FGL Sports was represented in-house by Michael Medline, Canadian Tire president; Doug Nathanson, Canadian Tire senior vice president and chief corporate strategy and human resources officer; Robyn Collver, Canadian Tire senior vice president, secretary and general counsel; John Chimienti, Canadian Tire associate general counsel and chief counsel, retail; and Kristi Lalach, FGL Sports vice president, legal and compliance. External advice was provided by Goodmans LLP with a team of Stephen Halperin, Sheldon Freeman and Shazia Banduk (corporate/M&A); Ira Barkin and Ken Herlin (real estate); Jon Northup and Mark Biderman (tax); Amalia Berg (IP) and Joe Conforti (employment). Stikeman Elliott LLP acted for FGL Sports as special counsel for competition matters with a team of Lawson Hunter, Jeffrey Brown and Marisa Muchnik.

Pro Hockey Life and its shareholders were represented by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP with a team of Denis Chaurette, Michel Boislard, Julie Elmlinger and Marie-Eve Clavet (corporate/M&A) and Leslie Milton (competition) and Gilles Carli (tax).