Lexpert Magazine

March 2017

Lexpert magazine features articles and columns on developments in legal practice management, deals and lawsuits of interest in Canada, the law and business issues of interest to legal professionals and businesses that purchase legal services.

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18 LEXPERT MAGAZINE | MARCH 2017 BIG DEALS DEALS ANALYSIS 21 21 Total Deals Published 13 Corporate Finance 21 8 Mergers & Acquisitions 21 3 Cross-border Transactions 21 BIG DEALS TRANSACTION VITALS ANNOUNCED: 11/10/2016 CLOSED: 1/3/2017 TECHNIQUE: DIVESTITURE, STOCK SWAP ATTITUDE: FRIENDLY SOUGHT: 100% STEPHEN PINCUS GOODMANS LLP TORONTO (FOR ACASTA) LAWRENCE WILDER FORMERLY OF CASSELS BROCK & BLACKWELL LLP TORONTO (FOR APOLLO) BRIAN PUKIER STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP TORONTO (FOR JEMPAK) KATE MCGILVRAY BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP TORONTO (FOR STELLWAGEN) On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. ("Acasta") completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership ("Apollo"), JemPak Corporation ("JemPak") and Stellwagen Group ("Stellwagen"). Concurrently, Acasta completed a $160-million private placement and $150-million credit facilities, and announced its first long-term multi-billion-dollar PE fund. is transaction is Canada's first qualifying acquisition by a SPAC, and understood to be the world's first multiple-target SPAC acquisition. Acasta was represented by a team led by Stephen Pincus and includ- ing William Gorman, Kari MacKay, Celia Rhea, Michelle Vigod, Shazia Banduk, Ali Mirsky, Emily Weizel, Andrea Tsoulogiannis and Kyle Gerow (corporate/securities/M&A), Dan Dedic, Eliza- beth Mpermperacis and eresa Kennedy (banking), Jon Northup and Michael Royal (tax), Shevaun McGrath (fund formation), Susan Garvie (employment), Catherine Lyons (environment), Amalia Berg (IP), John Alton (pensions), Jeffrey Shore (leasing), Francy Kussner (insurance) and Richard Annan (competition) of Goodmans LLP, with Alexander Singh, Secretary and General Counsel of Acasta, and Stuart Gelfond and David Rao of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in the US. Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership was represented by Lawrence Wilder, Tom Koutoulakis, Zohar Barzilai, Stefanie Sebanc, Luke Woolford and Emily Larose (M&A), Signe Leisk and Adrianna Pilkington (environmental & municipal), Jonathan Freeman and Jes- sica Lipton (real estate & development), Gordon Goodman and Jason Arbuck (financial services), Chandimal Nicholas (intellectual prop- erty), Chris Hersh (competition) and Kristin Taylor (employment) of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. JemPak was represented by Brian Pukier, Amanda Linett, Cheryl De Los Santos and Charles McDonald (corporate/M&A), Katy Pitch and Lindsay Gwyer (tax) and Chad Bass-Meldrum (real estate) of Stikeman Elliott LLP. Certain shareholders were also represented by Barbara Lanys and Jessie Penley of Bloom Lanys LLP. Stellwagen was represented by Ben Higson, Don McGown, Derek Meilman, Catherine Lah, Nothando Malaba, Ben Coleman, Elly Dennis (corporate/M&A), Mark Jones and Aniko Adam (com- petition), Karen Hughes and Aaron Burchell (tax), Lewis Cohen and Edgard Alvarez (debt capital markets) and and Anvita Sharma (employment) of Hogan Lovells, with Nigel Goldsworthy, Group General Counsel of Stellwagen, and Kate McGilvray and Andrew ompson (corporate/M&A) and Norbert Knutel and David Bris- tow (securities) of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. e co-financial advisors and settlement agents were represented by Simon Romano and William Scott (securities) and John Lorito (tax) of Stikeman Elliott LLP. Financing of the JemPak and Apollo acquisition was underwritten by CIBC and TD. Counsel to the underwriters was Joel Scoler, Tim Baron, Peter Martorelli and Dina Milivojevic of Davies Ward Phil- lips & Vineberg LLP. COMPILED BY GENA SMITH Consumer Goods ACASTA ENTERPRISES COMPLETES CANADA'S FIRST SPAC QUALIFYING ACQUISITION Utilities Financials Health Research Entertainment Recreation & Leisure Advertising & Marketing E-Commerce Construction & Consumer Staples

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