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Year called to bar: 2002
A leading intellectual property lawyer with pragmatic perspective, Edward helps companies acquire, enforce and fully exploit their intellectual property assets across industries. Edward is the practice group coordinator for the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. In addition to advising on issues relating to patent procurement and portfolio management, Edward is also involved in negotiating and crafting intellectual property, technology transfer, software and other technology-related licenses and agreements. Edward is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States and a trademark agent in Canada.
On March 28, 2018, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV (Platinum Equity) completed the acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems (Husky) from Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity for $4.95 billion (US$3.85 billion). Based in Bolton, Ont., Husky is a global supplier of highly engineered injection molding equipment and services for the plastic injection molding equipment industry, and a leading provider of PET systems, hot runners, aftermarket tooling, medical molds and specialty closure molds.
An affiliate of Mattamy Homes Ltd. acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Monarch Corporation, the Canadian operations of US homebuilder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, for CAD$335 million at closing, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. Immediately prior to the closing, approximately C$235 million of cash at Monarch was distributed to a subsidiary of TMHC for total proceeds of C$570 million from the share sale. The transaction closed following the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including clearance by the Canadian Competition Bureau.
The ADT Corp. acquired Reliance Protectron Inc. from Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership, a portfolio company of investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners, for an all-cash deal worth $555 million.