Anita is a partner in the Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment practice. She advises on all aspects of Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, with a particular emphasis on complex multinational mergers, criminal price-fixing investigations, as well as advertising-related investigations and general compliance issues. She has been involved in a number of the most closely watched and leading competition cases in Canada and assists clients with contested proceedings before the courts and the Competition Tribunal, as well as negotiated resolutions and consent agreements. Anita is a recognized leader in the Competition Bar in Canada and internationally, and has held leadership positions within the Canadian Bar Association and American Bar Association. Most recently, she served as Chair of the National Competition Law Section of the CBA and is currently a Vice-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; GCR’s Women in Antitrust; GCR 100 Canada; GCR’s 40 Under 40; The Legal 500 Canada; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Competition.
On December 10, 2019, affiliates of real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. (collectively, Blackstone) acquired all of the subsidiaries and assets of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust (Dream Global)
On October 16, 2018, Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners, (collectively, “Brookfield Infrastructure”) completed the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding common shares of Enercare Inc. for $29.00 per common share or, in the case of certain electing Canadian resident shareholders, 0.5509 of an exchangeable limited partnership unit (“Exchangeable LP Unit”) for each common share elected. The Exchangeable LP Units are exchangeable, on a one-for-one basis for non-voting limited partnership units of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (“BIP”).
On June 22, 2018, Axium Infrastructure (Axium) and Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife), through a special-purpose acquisition vehicle Northwestern Hydro Acquisition Co Inc., completed their acquisition of a 35% indirect equity interest in the Northwest British Columbia Hydroelectric Facilities (the Facilities) from AltaGas Ltd. (AltaGas).
On August 5, 2017, Lantic Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Sugar Inc., completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of L.B. Maple Treat Corp. (LBMT) for a purchase price of $160.3 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
On October 1, 2015, Stericycle, Inc. completed its US$2.3 billion acquisition of Shred-it International, the global leader in secure information destruction services. The transaction was financed by Stericycle through a combination of senior unsecured debt consisting of a term loan credit facility, private placement notes and a public offering of mandatory convertible preferred stock represented by depositary shares. The term loan credit facility was provided by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs & Co, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and other lenders. The mandatory convertible preferred stock offering was underwritten by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co, and J.P. Morgan.
Spear Street Capital LLC and its affiliates acquired the interests of BlackBerry Limited and its affiliates in the majority of BlackBerry’s real estate holdings in Canada located in Waterloo, Cambridge, Mississauga and Ottawa, Ontario, for approximately $305 million.