GFL Environmental Inc. acquires Deep Foundations Group of Companies

On April 1, 2018, GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL) completed the acquisition of the parent of Deep Foundations Contractors Inc. and its subsidiary corporations (the Deep Group). For more than 45 years, the Deep Group has delivered successful foundation piling and shoring work for its clients on a wide range of projects in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, including the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan and the Bayview and Avenue Stations on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rapid Transit project in Toronto. The acquisition of the Deep Group will complement GFL’s existing shoring and foundation capabilities. 

Stikeman Elliott LLP acted for GFL under the direction of Joy Grahek, Sue-Lynn Noel, and Alliet Ngorima at GFL with a team that included Jeffrey Singer, Tim Chubb and Rachel Wasserman (M&A), Jennifer Legge, Shawn Smith and Victoria Zaric (banking), Michael Kilby and Gideon Kwinter (competition), Natasha vandenHoven and Allyson Marta (pensions and benefits), and Kelly O’Ferrall (employment). 

John Tidball of Miller Thomson LLP advised GFL on environmental matters related to the transaction. 

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP acted for the parent of Deep Foundations Contractors Inc. with a team that included Michael Stevenson, Andrew Clark, and Austin White (corporate), Julie Soloway and Peter Flynn (competition), Daryl Cukierman (employment), Jeff Sommers and Adam Ngan (pensions and benefits), Daniel Kofman and Elizabeth Brachniec (real estate), and Peter Lee (tax). 

Torkin Manes LLP represented the Deep Group in connection with certain pre-closing transactions with a team co-led by Jeffrey Cohen and Glen Eddie and assisted by Wesley Isaacs. 

Eddy Battiston of Battiston & Associates acted for certain vendors and the Vendors Management Group.