Industry: Health - Health care products
New Look Vision Group Inc. completed its $800-million sale to NL1 AcquireCo Inc., an entity created by funds managed by FFL Partners, LLC, a San Francisco-based private equity firm; Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec; and the Dr. H. Doug Barnes Family.
The sale provides New Look with additional capital to further its expansion domestically and internationally and to increase its strategic investments in technology.
National Bank Financial Inc. and HPC Puckett & Company acted as financial advisers to New Look. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP acted as independent financial adviser to the special committee.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP acted as legal adviser to New Look, with a team comprising
Arianna Yoffe (M&A);
Dan Wolfensohn (financing);
Elisa Kearney (competition);
John Lennard (tax);
Faiz Lalani (dispute resolution).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP acted as independent legal adviser to the special committee with a team led by
and which included
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as U.S. legal adviser to the purchaser.
Stikeman Elliott LLP acted as Canadian legal adviser to the purchaser with a team consisting of
Mohamed Abdel Hadi,
Francis Blais-Lord (M&A);
Vanessa Clusiau (tax);
Jerry Zi Yi Huang,
Jessica Vona (financing);
Stefan Fews (real estate);
Kirsten Cirella (regulatory);
David Feldman (competition);
Lucy Carruthers (labour and employment);
Natasha vandenHoven (benefits);
Ingrid Keighan (IP);
Sara Shayan (IT/data privacy);
Charles Ouimet (litigation).