On October 9, 2015, Swander Pace Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in investments in consumer product companies, completed the acquisition of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Voortman Cookies.
Voortman Cookies is a premier manufacturer and marketer of cookies and wafers. Based out of Burlington, Ontario, Voortman Cookies products are sold in retailers throughout the world.
Swander Pace was represented by Stikeman Elliott LLP with a team that included Peter Castiel, Kim Le, Allison Jaskolka, Luka Pavlovic, Jason Paperman (M&A), Frank Mathieu, Philippe Kattan (tax), Jean-Guillaume Shooner (import/export), Nancy Ramalho (employment and labour), Aiden Talai (benefits), Mario Paura and Brady McLeod (real estate), Jonathan Auerbach (intellectual property), Larry Cobb (environmental) and Michael Kilby and Ryan Sheahan (regulatory).
Voortman Cookies was represented by McCarter Grespan Beynon Weir LLP with a team that included Paul Grespan, Amy Finch, Stephanie Holdsworth, and David Finch (M&A), Amy Finch (tax and regulatory) and Stuart Hough (real estate).