199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2000 (ON)
Cheryl's practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments, and corporate reorganizations. She has substantial experience in negotiating and advising in connection with acquisitions and divestitures for both public and private companies, with a particular focus in the financial services, insurance, and life sciences (pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer health) industries. Cheryl also has extensive experience in assisting clients in the life sciences and insurance industries in connection with their commercial outsourcing arrangements. In the life sciences area, she routinely acts for manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in connection with their product licensing, marketing, distribution, and supply arrangements. For financial institutions and insurers, she regularly advises in connection with the implementation of insurance programs and national and international reinsurance arrangements. Cheryl is a member of the Blakes Executive Committee.
Intact Financial Corporation, through a wholly owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian Direct Insurance Inc. from Canadian Western Bank. The acquisition was financed by IFC exclusively with excess capital. The acquisition enhances IFC’s position in Canada by extending its direct-to-consumer operations from coast to coast.