Marie-Andrée Beaudry is a partner in the Tax Group. She specializes in cross-border corporate taxation. She develops tax strategies for Canadian and international expansion, including merger & acquisition structures and strategic repatriation plans. Her main areas of practice include the following mergers & acquisitions of businesses, corporate reorganization, debt restructuring, cross-border financing, national and international tax consolidation, and public offerings. She also advises on tax issues relating to insolvency matters, Canadian power projects and cross-border real estate investments.
On January 10, 2019, a consortium consisting of Air Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD”), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) and Visa Canada Corp. (“Visa”) announced the successful closing of its purchase of Aimia Canada Inc., owner and operator of the Aeroplan Loyalty Business, from Aimia Inc.
On April 3, 2017, Alithya, one of Canada’s leading strategy and information technology consulting firms, announced its acquisition of Systemware Innovation Corporation (SWI), a Toronto-based information technology and software engineering consulting firm. SWI is a leader in business intelligence and analytic solutions servicing clients mostly in the Ontario region for over 35 years. This transaction will reinforce Alithya’s service offering and enhance its presence within the financial, energy and transportation sectors, in addition to enabling the expansion of its FinTech LAB services to the Ontario market.
In the culmination of a complex cross-border bankruptcy sales and auction process, on February 28, 2017, Performance Sports Group Ltd. (PSG) announced the completion of the sale of substantially all of its assets to an investor group led by Sagard Holdings Inc. (Sagard) and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax) for US$575 million, subject to certain adjustments, and the assumption of related operating liabilities.
On September 16, 2016, Audax Private Equity (“Audax”), together with its co-investors and members of management of Laborie Medical Technologies (“Laborie”) completed the sale of Laborie to Patricia Industries, a subsidiary of Investor AB.
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.
Element Financial Corporation acquired the assets and operations of PHH Arval, PHH Corporation's North American fleet management services business, for a purchase price of US$1.4 billion in cash. Element also assumed PHH's obligations under the PHH fleet securitization programs in the US and Canada.
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, which is listed on the NYSE, announced on August 4, 2000 that it has completed the sale of its Information Solutions Group, the company’s document outsourcing and customer relationship management business, to The Carlyle Group.