Halcrow Canada Acquires Yolles Group

On December 1, 2004, Halcrow Canada Inc. acquired all of the shares of Yolles Group Inc., a prominent Canadian engineering company. The amount of the deal is confidential.

Halcrow Canada is a subsidiary of Halcrow Holdings Ltd., a UK engineering company with a network of 29 UK offices, 32 international offices and over 4,000 employees. Yolles Group is the first North American acquisition by Halcrow Holdings.

Yolles Group was represented by McMillan Binch LLP with a team that included Stephen Rigby and Julie Beeton (corporate) and Mary-Ann Haney and Laura Stoddard (tax); and in the UK by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert with a team that included Jonathan Deverill (corporate), Gavin McGuire (tax) and Jonathan Ions (labour and employment).

Halcrow Canada was represented by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP with a team that included Peter Koch and David Borges (corporate), Manuel Martins (corporate finance), George Corn (tax) and Ed Majewski (employment); and in the UK by Hamlins with a team that included Gordon Oliver (corporate), Mark Copping (banking) and Jessica Poole (employment).