Transcontinental Acquires Canadian Assets of Quad/Graphics and Sells Its Mexican Assets

Transcontinental Inc. completed the acquisition of Quad/Graphics, Inc.'s Canadian operations through the indirect acquisition of all of the shares of Quad/Graphics Canada, Inc. in exchange for the sale to Quad/Graphics, Inc. of Transcontinental's Mexican operations and its US-export-oriented black and white book printing business, the sale of which was completed on September 8, 2011.

Transcontinental was represented in-house by Christine Desaulniers, Corporate Vice President, Legal Affairs and Secretary, Isabelle Lamarre, Director of Legal Affairs and Assistant Secretary, and Viktorya Aksoy, Legal Counsel, and by Stikeman Elliott LLP with a team that included Sidney Horn, Steeve Robitaille, Dana Borshy, Christine Legé and Adam Cieply (corporate); Franco Gadoury and Josée Massicotte (tax); Lawson Hunter and Michael Kilby (competition); Andrea Boctor (pension & benefits); and Gary Clarke (employment & labour). Transcontinental was represented in Mexico by Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados.

Quad/Graphics was represented in-house by Andrew Schiesl, Vice President and General Counsel, and Nathan Ganfield, Director, Corporate Legal and Real Estate, and in Canada by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP by Ward Sellers, Hugo-Pierre Gagnon, Jeremy Brisset and Alexandre Martin (corporate); Peter Franklyn, Shuli Rodal, Kaeleigh Kuzma and Matt Anderson (competition); Mark Brender and Alain Fournier (tax); Sven Poysa (employment & labour); and Michel Benoit and Julien Ranger-Musiol (pension & benefits). Quad/Graphics was represented in the US by Foley & Lardner LLP with a team that included Bryan Schultz and Benjamin Rikkers (corporate). Quad/Graphics was represented in Mexico by Creel, García Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez.