Chicago-based Lake Pacific Partners completed an investment in Maxi Poultry Co. Ltd., on October 4, 2002. The amount invested is confidential. Financing for the ongoing operations of Maxi Poultry was provided by Royal Bank of Canada. Maxi Poultry’s processing facility is located in St-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec.
In Canada, Lake Pacific Partners was represented by Stikeman Elliott, with a team that included John Leopold, Jean Farley and Jason Streicher (corporate), Sterling Dietze (financing), Derek Chiasson (tax), Viateur Chénard and Michéle Baillargeon (real estate) and Monique Lussier (environment). In the U.S., Lake Pacific Partners was represented by Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, with a team that included Sanford Perl, Shelly Hirschtritt and Samantha Mann (corporate), Christopher Butler and Erin Bishop (financing), Michael Hauswirth and Donald Rocap (tax), Robert Zitko (labour), Daniel Williams (real estate) and Kirsta Nunemaker (IP).
Maxi Poultry was represented by Ravinsky Ryan in Montreal, with a team that included Melvin Ravinsky and Benjamin Jeske (corporate/tax) and Valérie Pelletier (commercial); and by Brian Sherman and Jay Moulton of Momentum Mergers & Acquisitions Inc. Acting for the Royal Bank of Canada were Elias Benhamou, Laurence Detière and Gabriel Castiglio of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.