Cap Gemini and Ontario Power Generation Enter into Joint Venture

Business Transformation Services Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Canada Inc., and Ontario Power Generation Inc. entered into a 10-year, $1 billion outsourcing arrangement and formed a joint venture to deliver information technology services to Ontario Power Generation Inc. The joint venture, called New Horizon System Services, was formally launched on February 1, 2001 and is 51 per cent owned by Business Transformation Services and 49 per cent owned by Ontario Power Generation. The joint venture employs approximately 700 full-time and contract staff.

Business Transformation Services was represented by David Zarfes and Brent Whitman from Cap Gemini’s general counsel office in New York. Also advising Business Transformation Services was a team from the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott with Alison Youngman and Craig Mitchell (corporate and IT), Bruce Pollock (labour), Kevin Kelly (tax), Margaret Grottenthaler (research) and Gary Nachshen and Evan Howard (pension and benefits). Ontario Power Generation Vice-President, Law and General Counsel, Adèle Malo and Torys IT lawyers, Gabe Takach and Tamara Kronis, represented OPG.


Bruce R. Pollock Craig Mitchell Evan Howard Gabor G.S. Takach Gary Nachshen Margaret Grottenthaler