Cara completes acquisition of St-Hubert

On September 2, 2016, Cara Operations Limited (“Cara”), Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company, completed its acquisition of Groupe St-Hubert Inc. (“St-Hubert”), Québec's leading full-service restaurant operator as well as fully-integrated food manufacturer, for $537 million. 

Cara was represented in-house by Dave Lantz and David Blumberger and by Stikeman Elliott LLP with a team that included Joel Binder, Benoît Dubord, Kevin Smyth, Brandon Hoffman, Daniel Glavin and Helia Taheri (M&A), John Lorito and Lindsay Gwyer (tax), Craig Mitchell (banking), Stefan Fews and Daniel Tsarevsky (real estate), Myriam Fortin and Valerie Trudeau (environmental), Michael Kilby, Michael Laskey (regulatory), Stephanie Weschler, Marie-Lou Gauthier and Stephanie Pasternyk (employment), Michel Legendre (benefits) and Jonathan Auerbach (IP). 

St-Hubert was represented in-house by Annie Galarneau and by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP with a team that included Robert Paré, Marie-Josée Neveu, Lénie Tessier-Beaulieu and Matthew Quadrini (M&A), Alain Ranger (tax), Pierre-Olivier Charlebois and Delphine Pittet (environment), Huy Do and Grant LoPatriello (antitrust/competition), Jean-Philippe Mikus and Sarah Lavoie (IP), Benoit Turmel (employment), and Svetlana Samochkine and Margarita Altankova (banking).