Thomson Acquires NewsEdge

The Thomson Corporation acquired NewsEdge Corporation, a US-based global provider of syndicated content services and electronic publishing technologies for business, for US$43 million. A newly formed Thomson subsidiary has made a case tender offer for NewsEdge. The closing date was September 25, 2001.

The deal was led by Thomson's in-house counsel, Ed Friedland. The Torys New York team acting for Thomson included Jay Romagnoli, Lee Hirsch, Alexandra Kau, Rachel Sklar and Natascha Feenstra. Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP represented NewsEdge, with a team that included Larry Wittenberg, Larry Gold, Ed Pease, John Duhamel and Sunjay Sood.


Larry Wittenberg Larry Gold Joseph (Jay) Romagnoli