The Katoen Natie group of companies. a worldwide logistics integrator and port operator. purchased. on November 14. 2002. all of the outstanding shares of the Servi-Logistix group of companies. for an undisclosed price. St. Bruno. Quebec-headquartered Servi-Logistix is a Canadian market leader in logistics for petrochemicals. chemicals and fine chemicals. as well as consumer good logistics. This transaction marks Katoen Natie’s entry into the Canadian market.
Blake. Cassels & Graydon LLP represented the Katoen Natie group. with a team that included D. James Papadimitriou. Andrea Freund. Michael Piaskoski. Annick Demers. Linda Lam and Michel Delorme. Lavery. de Billy acted for the vendors. with a team that included Jacques Paul-Hus. André Paquette. Patrice Vaillancourt and Charles Nieto.