FGL Sports acquires Pro Hockey Life

FGL Sports Ltd., a division of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, completed the acquisition of Pro Hockey Life Sporting Goods Inc. for $85 million.

FGL Sports was represented in-house by Michael Medline, Canadian Tire president; Doug Nathanson, Canadian Tire senior vice president and chief corporate strategy and human resources officer; Robyn Collver, Canadian Tire senior vice president, secretary and general counsel; John Chimienti, Canadian Tire associate general counsel and chief counsel, retail; and Kristi Lalach, FGL Sports vice president, legal and compliance. External advice was provided by Goodmans LLP with a team of Stephen Halperin, Sheldon Freeman and Shazia Banduk (corporate/M&A); Ira Barkin and Ken Herlin (real estate); Jon Northup and Mark Biderman (tax); Amalia Berg (IP) and Joe Conforti (employment). Stikeman Elliott LLP acted for FGL Sports as special counsel for competition matters with a team of Lawson Hunter, Jeffrey Brown and Marisa Muchnik.

Pro Hockey Life and its shareholders were represented by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP with a team of Denis Chaurette, Michel Boislard, Julie Elmlinger and Marie-Eve Clavet (corporate/M&A) and Leslie Milton (competition) and Gilles Carli (tax).


Sheldon Freeman Ira S. Barkin Jeffrey Brown Robyn A. Collver Leslie J.F. Milton John (Giovanni) Chimienti Gilles Carli Ken Herlin Douglas B. Nathanson Michel Boislard Stephen H. Halperin Joe Conforti Jon Northup Julie Elmlinger Denis Chaurette Amalia M. Berg Kristi D. Lalach Mark Biderman Michael B Medline Lawson A.W. Hunter Marie-Eve Clavet