Thomas Cook Canada Acquires TriWest Travel

Thomas Cook Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Thomas Cook Group plc, acquired TriWest Travel Holdings Ltd. on August 1, 2008, for approximately $114 million. The acquired business – through its well-known Fun Sun and Intair brands – is a leading independent travel wholesaler in Canada. TTH, headquartered in Montréal, was formed through the merger of Fun Sun Vacations Ltd. and V.I.T. Voyages Intair Transit Inc. in December 2005. Its primary destinations include the United States and Europe, with growing sales to the South Pacific, Asia, Africa and Central/South America.

Thomas Cook was represented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP with a team that included Terry Burgoyne and Andrew Powers (corporate); Paul Crampton and Paul Winton (competition); Paul Litner and Julien Ranger-Musiol (pension and benefits); Allan Wells (employment); Leigh Walters (intellectual property); and James Harrison (information technology).

TTH was represented by Bennett Jones LLP, with a team that included Bryan Haynes, Andrew Lloyd, Michael Rutherford and Kieran Ryan (corporate); Adam Kalbfleisch (competition); Scott Bodie (tax); John Gilmore (employment); and Stephan Burns (information technology).