Quantum Capital Acquires Skyway Canada for $84M

On March 9, 2007 a private equity consortium led by Quantum Capital completed the acquisition of Skyway Canada Limited and Total Support Services Limited, Canada's largest privately held Canadian scaffolding company, for $84 million.

Skyway is an industry leader in the scaffolding business offering rental, sales and services across Canada through an established presence of branches combined with a dealer network. Quantum Capital is a private equity investment firm headquartered in New York.

Quantum Capital was represented by Goodmans LLP with a team that was led by David Matlow and included Caroline Wang and Peter Hawkings (corporate/M&A), Glenn Ernst and Yi-Wen Hsu (tax) and Mark Surchin, Elisabeth Cleghorn, Greg Aronson and Karen Paguandas (finance).

The shareholders of Skyway were represented by Heenan Blaikie LLP with a team led by Michael Ledgett and included Corey MacKinnon and Andrew Brunton (corporate/M&A), Peter Clark (tax) and Malcolm Boyd (finance).

A portion of the purchase price was funded by a syndicate of lenders comprised of CapitalSource and Laminar Direct L.P. with CapitalSource acting as agent for the lenders. CapitalSource was represented by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP with a team that included Alison Manzer, Lori Prokopich and Tilly Gray (finance). Laminar was represented by John Evans and Taber Bruner (finance) of Moore & Van Allen PLLC and Peter Birkness (finance), Jason Vincze (tax) and Donna Parish (corporate) of Bennett Jones LLP.


Donna L. Parish Michael Ledgett Peter Hawkings Elisabeth A. Cleghorn Jason A. Vincze Peter L. Clark Tilly Gray Corey MacKinnon Andrew Brunton Yi-Wen Hsu David J. Matlow Karen Paguandas Gregory L. Aronson Lori A. Prokopich Malcolm W. Boyd Alison R. Manzer Caroline C.H. Wang Mark Surchin Glenn S. Ernst