Imperial Capital Acquires Lise Watier Cosmétiques

On March 1, 2007, Imperial Capital Corporation, a Toronto-based private equity firm, acquired control of Lise Watier Cosmétiques Inc., a Montreal-based manufacturer and distributor of prestige health and beauty products. Kensington Capital participated in the transaction as co-investor. The purchase price for the transaction was not disclosed. Debt financing was provided by Bank of Montreal.

Imperial Capital Corporation was represented by Goodmans LLP with a team led by Stephen Bloom that included Pollyanna Lord and Peter Hawkings (corporate), Maureen Berry (tax), Mark Surchin, Lisa Mantello and Christa Rambert (banking), Jana Steele and Mariana Silva (pensions and benefits) and Amalia Trister (IP). Gerald Kandestin, Michael Gaon and Jean-François Carpentier of Kugler Kandestin, LLP provided assistance in Quebec.

Tim Heeney of Goodmans LLP represented Kensington Capital.

The sellers were represented by Pierre Saint-Aubin of BCF LLP, with assistance from Julie Vallières. Bank of Montreal was represented by Tom Hunter and Lou Morreale of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP.