ADP Canada Acquires Dataphile Software

Etobicoke, Ontario-headquartered ADP Canada Co., an affiliate of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. acquired Toronto-headquartered Dataphile Software Ltd., a leading provider of real-time, straight-through processing solutions for broker/dealers in Canada. The deal closed on June 20, 2003, and its value is undisclosed. The acquisition adds a broker desktop application and an Internet trading front end to ADP Canada’s existing suite of products.

ADP Canada’s legal team team was led by in-house counsel Maria Allen, Dan Keim and Doug DeSchutter, and by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP with a team led by Nicholas Dietrich (corporate/M&A), and including Tim Wach and Vince Imerti (tax), Don Johnston and Don Hicks (intellectual property), Tina Woodside (securities) and Rob Assal (corporate and due diligence).

Dataphile and some of the vendors were represented by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, with a team led by Anne Stewart, Q.C. (corporate/M&A), and including Michael Coburn (corporate and M&A), William Maclagan (tax), Alan Aucoin and Greg Segal (intellectual property), Ian MacIntosh and Caroline Nelson (securities) and Aldona Gudas (employment).