Harman Canada Acquires QNX Software Systems

On November, 30, 2004, QNX Software Systems Ltd., an Ottawa-based software company, was acquired by Harman Canada Co., a subsidiary of Harman International Industries, Inc. for a purchase price of US$138 million. QNX is a world leader in the development of real time operating systems for advanced embedded applications.

QNX and its principals were represented by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa, with a team that included Jeremy Farr, Kent Howie, Lisa Dwyer Hurteau and Kasim Salim (corporate), Pamela Cross and Janet Kasun (tax), and QNX in-house counsel Michael Michalyshyn and Douglas McIntyre.

Harman was represented by general counsel, Ed Summers, and by Davis & Company in Toronto and Vancouver, with a team that included Sandra Appel, Mihkel Holmberg, Justin Mooney, Laura De Munain and Kate Watson (corporate), Alec Szibbo, Chris Bennett and David Spratley (intellectual property), Scott Dunlop and Michael Richards (employment), Catherine Brayley and Catherine Fagnan (taxation) and Kevin Wright (competition).


Jeremy S.T. Farr Laura De Munain Justin P.S. Mooney M. Sandra Appel Lisa M. Dwyer Hurteau Michael S. Richards Christopher L. Bennett Kent D. Howie Kate Watson Alexander (Alec) R. Szibbo Douglas A. McIntyre R. David Spratley Michael P. Michalyshyn Catherine Fagnan Kasim Salim Janet Kasun Mihkel Holmberg S. Scott Dunlop Catherine A. Brayley


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