Alltech acquires Masterfeeds

On January 8, 2016, Alltech acquired 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of Masterfeeds Inc. from Ag Processing Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative based in Omaha, Nebraska, in order to have complete ownership of Masterfeeds LP. The acquisition of Masterfeeds, a leading Canadian commercial animal nutrition company, has strengthened Alltech’s Canadian presence and created one of the country’s largest animal nutrition offerings. Masterfeeds provides on-farm support to farmers and ranchers and the combination with Alltech will enable more efficient delivery of superior animal nutrition and tailored feeding programs, supported by robust scientific research. Alltech has a presence in 128 countries with more than 4,700 employees worldwide. 

Michael Castle II, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Alltech, and Brad Harris, Corporate Counsel at Alltech, were assisted by a team from Gowling WLG comprising David Petras, Sean Gomes, Michael Misener and Stephanie Hayes (corporate), Patrick Jocsak (real estate), Chris Andree and Katia Diab (employment), John Illingworth and Jordan Smith (labour/benefits), Gloria Geddes (tax), Dan Hayhurst (pensions), Ian Macdonald (competition), Harry Dahme (environmental) and Lewis Retik (regulatory). 

David Wilwerding, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Ag Processing was assisted by a team from Miller Thomson LLP led by Kristina Shaw and that included Glenn Jones and Farah Rohoman (corporate/M&A), Eric Dufour (competition), Rosanne Rocchi (pension), Andre Nowakowski (labour and employment), Kelly Harris (marketing, advertising & regulatory) and Gerald Courage (tax).