Hyde Manufacturing Acquires A. Richard

On October 3, 2003, Southbridge, Massachusetts-based Hyde Manufacturing Co. acquired Berthierville, Quebec-based A. Richard Ltd. Hyde Manufacturing acquired A.Richard’s entire worldwide hand tool design and manufacturing business for an undisclosed amount. Among the assets acquired by Hyde are the intellectual properties and production assets comprised in A. Richard’s hand tool manufacturing business, including the A. Richard Berthierville manufacturing plant. Goulet Bowker & Assoc. acted as financial advisors.

Hyde Manufacturing Co. was represented in Canada by Heenan Blaikie LLP in Montreal with a team that included Andrew Cohen, Normand Quesnel, Joseé Vigeant, Kosta Kostic and Dan Wolfensohn; and in the U.S. by Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, PC in Massachusetts, with a team led by John Hodgson. A. Richard was represented by McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Quebec, with a team that included Marc Dorion, QC, Mario Lacombe, Jean-François Routhier, Julian Reid and Mathieu Laflamme (corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions).


Kosta Kostic Josée Vigeant Normand Quesnel Jean-François Routhier Dan Wolfensohn Mario Lacombe Andrew M. Cohen Marc Dorion Julien Reid Mathieu Laflamme