On October 3, 2000, UPS Logistics Group (UPS) completed the purchase of Livingston Inc. of Oakville, Ontario, and Livingston Healthcare Services Inc. of Newark, Delaware. The logistics businesses sold to UPS provide third-party warehousing and distribution services to Canadian and US manufacturers. With the acquisition of Livingston Inc., UPS has 18 distribution centres across Canada, specializing in supply chain management in the high-tech, consumer products and healthcare sectors. The acquisition is the fifth this year for UPS, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, Inc., which provides global logistic services.
UPS Logistics Group was provided advice in Canada by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, and by King & Spalding in Atlanta on US law. The Blakes team included Gail Lilly and Leslie Wong on corporate matters, Lee Shouldice on employment law matters, Caroline Helbrowner on pensions and benefits issues, Elizabeth McNaughton on drug and regulatory issues, Kathleen Penny on taxation issues, Gary Daniel on software issues and Jonathan Khan on environmental issues.
Livingston Group, Inc. was represented by a team from Torys, including Steve Donovan, Carolyn Naiman, Cameron Koziskie, Michael Akkawi and Gregg Horne on corporate matters, Hugh O’Reilly and Peter Keenan on pensions and employment issues, Kent Thomson and Linda Plumpton on litigation issues, Gabe Takach on software issues and Leonard Griffiths on environmental issues.