Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited, Manulife Capital Inc. and BMO Capital Partners, among others, teamed up to acquire the assets and undertaking of English Bay Batter (2014) Ltd. The acquisition, the amount of which was undisclosed, was effected through a newly-formed limited partnership, English Bay Batter L.P.
McMillan LLP represented Kilmer and the Purchaser in the transaction. The firm’s team included Chris Germanakos, Ted Scott, J.R. Beaudrie and Andrew Walker (M&A); Don Waters, Julie Han and Sean Brandreth (banking); Michael Friedman and Carl Irvine (tax); George Waggott (employment); Rosalyn Wallace (real estate) and Sharon Groom (intellectual property). Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Bruce Paige and Nici Workman) assisted McMillan LLP with US matters.
Manulife was advised by McCarthy Tétrault LLP with a team including Matthew Cumming (M&A); Richard Higa and Laura Hage (banking) and Patrick McCay (tax).
BMO Capital Partners was advised by Dentons Canada LLP. The Dentons team was composed of Tim Bezeredi (banking and private equity) and Marie-Claire Dy (corporate and tax).
Lawson Lundell LLP represented English Bay Batter and its founder, Jack Seguin. The Lawson Lundell team included David Allard, Amaan Gangji and Drew Davis (M&A); James Sutcliffe (banking); Reinhold Krahn, Len Glass and Gareth Williams (tax); Rob Sider (employment); Maxwell Carroll (real estate) and Lisa Chamzuk (pension & benefits). Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter (Jeremiah Thomas) assisted Lawson Lundell LLP with US matters.
Bank of Montreal provided acquisition financing and was represented by Dentons Canada LLP with a team that included Tom Hunter, Alexandra North and Harkiran Bains (banking).