Microsoft Acquires IP Assets of Encore

On April 22, 2004, Microsoft Business Solutions, a business group of Microsoft Corp., acquired the public sector intellectual property assets of Encore Business Solutions Inc., a Winnipeg-based developer of software for fund accounting, fundraising, budget management, project tracking, recurring billing and cash management that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Business Solutions products. The amount of the deal is undisclosed.

Microsoft was represented in-house by Garrett Krueger and Craig Shank, law and corporate affairs; and by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Calgary, with a team led by Frank Turner and Pierre Magnan (M&A), and including Chad Bayne (corporate), Kelly Moffatt and Simon Hodgett (intellectual property), and Elaine Marchand (tax).

Encore was represented by Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP in Winnipeg, with a team led by Guy Joubert (intellectual property) and Brian Lerner (M&A), and including Todd Thomson (corporate) and Robert Sly (tax).


Sophie Cliché Chad Bayne Robert G. Sly J. Guy Joubert Francis J. (Frank) Turner Brian D. Lerner Simon H. Hodgett Pierre Magnan Kelly L. Moffatt Elaine Marchand