Graphic Packaging International acquires North American box board manufacturing and converting assets of Norampac, a division of Cascades

Graphic Packaging International Canada, ULC, a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging International, Inc., pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement entered into on December 10, 2014, with Cascades Canada ULC and Cascades Inc., completed the acquisition of folding carton converting and paperboard mill assets of Norampac, a division of Cascades Canada ULC on February 4, 2015. The facilities comprise two mills located in East Angus, Québec and Jonquière, Québec and three folding carton converting facilities located in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Mississauga, Ontario and Cobourg, Ontario.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP acted on behalf of Graphic Packaging and its in-house counsel, Lauren Tashma, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary, James Gooch, Senior Counsel and Jewelle Johnson, Senior Counsel and Chief Employment Counsel. The Norton Rose Fulbright team (Toronto, Montréal, Québec City offices) was led by Mark Convery, assisted by Heidi Reinhart, Anne Gallop, Patrick Galizia, Chantal Morillon, Marie-Andree Thibault, Michael Lieberman, Kevin Ackhurst, Chris Hunter, Madeleine Donahue, Jean Piette, Martin Rochette, David Crandall, Derek Chiasson, Caroline Jodoin, Kassy Corothers, and several others, along with the assistance of Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, specifically, Scott Ortwein, Scott Kitchens and Sarah Mackenzie. 

Dentons Canada LLP acted on behalf of Cascades and its in-house counsel, Robert Hall, Chief Legal Officer, Lucie-Claude Lalonde, Vice-President, Legal Affairs Norampac Division and Assunta Padovani, Legal Counsel. The Dentons Canada team (Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver offices) was led by Chuck Spector, assisted by Scott Rozansky, Claude Marchessault, Adam Goodman, Mylany David, Anne-Frédérique Bourret, Ted Shoub, Alicia Wood, Sam Pathmasiri, Adrian Miedema, Mathew Curtis, Rachael Golem, Sara Reid and Mélissa Bellerive along with the assistance of Stephen Libowsky of Dentons US LLP in Chicago.