Reliance Steel & Aluminum Acquires Encore Group Assets

On February 1, 2007 RSAC Canada Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., and RSAC Canada (Tube) ULC, a wholly owned subsidiary of RSAC Canada Ltd., completed the purchase of the assets of the Encore Group. The Encore Group is a recognized market leader in the processing and distribution of carbon and alloy bar and stainless steel sheet, plate and bar products for customers in a wide range of industries. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. is one of the largest metals service centre companies in the United States.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. was represented by its general counsel, Kay Rustand, who was assisted in Canada by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a team that included Mungo Hardwicke-Brown, Leigh Peters, Lisa Clarke, Mark Rappaport and Blair McGeough (corporate); Brian Thiessen and Ryan McCay (employment); Caroline Helbronner and Jessica Bullock (pensions); Edward Rowe and Ted Thiessen (tax); Monica Sharma (intellectual property); Gloria Chao (environmental); Davis Foth and Lindsay Keele (real estate) and Jason Gudofsky (competition). David Decker (corporate) of Lord, Bissell & Brock LLP represented Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. in the US.

Lawson Lundell LLP represented the Encore Group with a team that included Khaled Abdel-Barr, Jagdeep Shergill and Lana Shipley (corporate), Greg Hollingsworth and Marjorie Brown (corporate and tax); Valerie Mann (competition); Peggy O'Brien (employment); Ken Burns (pensions) and Mandeep Dhaliwal (lending).


Davis Foth Jagdeep S. Shergill Mungo Hardwicke-Brown Ted Thiessen Marjorie E. Brown Caroline Helbronner Ryan D. McCay Jessica Bullock Valerie C. Mann Monica Sharma Margaret J. (Peggy) O'Brien Lindsay Keele Jason L. Gudofsky Blair McGeough Gloria Chao Khaled S. Abdel-Barr Kenneth E. Burns Mark L. Rappaport Lana Shipley Edward C. Rowe Leigh A. Peters Brian J. Thiessen Mandeep Dhaliwal


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