On October 19, 2016, Tender Choice Foods Inc. and its affiliate (“Tender Choice”), a leading Burlington, Ont.-based processor specializing in the processing, packing and distribution of meat products completed the sale of substantially all of the assets and food processing business of Tender Choice to Blue Goose Pure Capital Corp. (“Blue Goose”), a privately held Canada-based protein and organic food company, which is a subsidiary of Dundee Corporation (TSX: DC.A).
Tender Choice was represented by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP with a team led by Anthony Milazzo that included Jim Elder, Stephen Nguyen (M&A), Natasha Miklaucic (tax) and Denes Rothschild (competition).
Richard Applebaum of Brattys LLP represented Paletta Bros. Four Limited, an affiliate of Tender Choice, on real property matters.
Blue Goose was represented internally by Muneeb Yusuf (Vice President - Legal) and Barbara de Dios (Associate Legal Counsel) and by Stikeman Elliott LLP with a team consisting of Curtis Cusinato, Jeff Hershenfield, Aaron Sigal, Ian Noble and Jonathan Lin (M&A), Neil Shapiro (real estate), Dean Kraus, Jean-Guillaume Shooner and Lindsay Gwyer (tax), Larry Cobb (environmental) and Michael Laskey (competition).
Blue Goose received financing in connection with this transaction from a Canadian chartered bank, which was represented by Charles Rich and Radha Khosla of Dentons Canada LLP. Ken Rosenstein and Kyle Plunkett of Aird & Berlis LLP represented Blue Goose with respect to its financing.