Omers Private Equity Completes Acquisition of CBI Health Group

On January 4, 2011, OMERS Private Equity (“OPE”), the private equity arm of the OMERS Worldwide group of companies, completed its acquisition of CBI Health Group (“CBI”). OPE, together with management, acquired CBI from private equity firm Callisto Capital LP (“Callisto”). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Based in Toronto, CBI is a leading provider of outpatient rehabilitation and community health care services in Canada, as well as home health services in parts of Ontario and Alberta.

Stikeman Elliott LLP acted for OPE, with a team that included Samantha Horn, Ryan Lennox and Tariq Rangwala (corporate); John Lorito (tax); Michael Kilby (competition); Richard Owens (regulatory); Nancy Ramalho and Kelly O'Ferrall (employment); Andy Gibbons (real estate) and Marie Garneau, Jennifer Byun, Kelly Niebergall and Paul Karvanis (banking).

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP acted for Callisto, with a team that included Cameron Rusaw, Nilanka Maldeniya and Chris Vollmershausen (corporate); Elisa Kearney (competition) and Raj Juneja (tax). Baker & McKenzie LLP acted on behalf of management and employee shareholders, with a team that included Alex C. Roberts, Janice McAuley, Nancy Hamzo, Matthew Kindree, Frank DeLuca and Jake Irwin (corporate and securities) and Cheryl Elliott and Jeremy Hann (employment).

The transaction was financed in part with bank debt provided by Bank of Montreal, National Bank of Canada, CIBC and The Bank of Nova Scotia. The banks were represented by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP with a team that included Lilly Wong, Shoshanah Webber, Thomas Subic and Christopher Alam.