On June 21, 2017, Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC (Odyssey), a leading middle-market private-equity firm completed the sale of its shares of the parent company and certain subsidiaries of Safway Group (Safway) to Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, Inc. (Brand). Safway is one of North America’s largest industrial services companies. It provides scaffolding in the US and Canada for commercial construction, bridge, special events and industrial markets.
Odyssey was represented in Canada by Stikeman Elliott LLP by a team led by Gordon Cameron and that included Kristina Vranjkovic, Elyse Velagic and Logan Copen (M&A/corporate), Luc Bernier and Éric Lévesque (tax), Paul Collins and Michael Kilby (regulatory), Jamie Templeton and Slavica Stojimirovic (banking), Nancy Ramalho (employment) and Andrea Boctor (pensions).
Odyssey was represented in the United States by Latham &Watkins LLP by a team that included Colin Bumby, Paul Kukish, Brendan Silhan, Marie-Joe Abi-Nassif, Alyssa Manlowe and Milo LeDoux (M&A), Jocelyn Noll and Eric Kamerman (tax), Alex Harris and Dennis Lamont (finance), and Austin Ozawa and Anisha Mehta (tax/benefits and compensation).
Brand was represented in the United States by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP by a team that included Kevin Rinker, Uri Herzberg, Emily Huang, Lunar Mai and Maria Navarro (M&A), Daniel Abuhoff and Erica Weisgerber (regulatory), Gary Friedman, Erin Cleary and Lena Smith (tax), Meir Katz and Simone Hicks (employment), and Scott Selinger, Paul Rodel, Brett Novick and Nick Pellicani (finance).
Brand was represented in Canada by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP by a team that included Michael Gans, Stefania Zilinskas, Raees Nakhuda, Ky Kvisle and Kendall Grant (M&A), Brian Facey, Debbie Salzberger and Julia Potter (antitrust), Ian Binnie and Michelle Le (banking), and Jeffrey Shafer and Josh Jones (tax).