Lexpert Magazine

June 2018

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14 LEXPERT MAGAZINE | JUNE 2018 BIG DEALS DEALS ANALYSIS 19 19 Total Deals Published 9 Corporate Finance 21 10 Mergers and Acquisitions 21 5 Cross-border Transactions 21 BIG DEALS TRANSACTION VITALS ANNOUNCED: 12/18/2017 CLOSED: 3/28/2018 TECHNIQUE: PRIVATE EQUITY TRANSACTION ATTITUDE: FRIENDLY VALUE: $4.95 BILLION KEN OTTENBREIT STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP (FOR PLATINUM EQUITY IN CANADA) ARLAN GATES BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP (FOR PLATINUM EQUITY, COMPETITION AND REGULATORY) JOHN EMANOILIDIS TORYS LLP (FOR HUSKY, BERKSHIRE AND OMERS IN CANADA) ALEXIS LEVINE BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP (FOR THE FINANCING PARTIES) 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 engi- neered injection molding equipment and services for the plastic injec- tion molding equipment industry, and a leading provider of PET sys- tems, hot runners, aermarket tooling, medical molds and specialty closure molds. Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with $13 billion of as- sets under management and a portfolio of more than 30 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Financing was arranged by certain affiliates of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Barclays, BMO Capital Markets, TD Securities and National Bank of Canada Financials Markets (collectively, the Financing Parties). Platinum Equity was represented in Canada by Stikeman Elliott LLP with a team that included Ken Ottenbreit, Gordon Cameron, Hélia Taheri and Victoria Zaric (M&A), John Lorito and Lindsay Gwyer (tax), Michael Urbani, Gawain Chan and Victor Gerchikov (securities), Michael Kilby (competition), Craig Mitchell and Shona Sinclair (banking), Lorna Cuthbert and Khalfan Khalfan (employ- ment), Dana Porter and Julie Harmgardt (real estate), Patrick Duffy (environmental), Andrea Boctor (benefits), and Justine Whitehead and Komil Joshi (IP). Platinum Equity was represented in the United States by Latham & Watkins LLP with a team that included David Brown, Jonathan Solomon, Victoria VanStekelenburg and Monica Hernandez (M&A), Tristan Colyar, Faisal Amin and Leakhena Mom (securities), Melissa Fabian, Claire Bourque, Alison Morris, Jovanna Grant and Scott Forchheimer (banking) and Matthew Conway (employment). Platinum Equity was represented in Canada and internationally on competition and regulatory matters (including Investment Canada Act approval) by Baker McKenzie with a team that included Arlan Gates, Yana Ermak and Sarah Mavula in Canada, Keith Jones and Eva Crook-Santner in the United Kingdom, Stephen Crosswell and Laura Liu in China, Nicolas Kredel in Germany, Andreas Traugott in Austria, Mikolaj Piaskowski in Poland, Leana Engelbrecht in South Africa, Sinan Diniz in Turkey and Olga Protchenko in Russia. Husky, Berkshire and OMERS were represented in Canada by Torys LLP, with a team that included John Emanoilidis, Matthew Atkey and Stephen Abrahamson (corporate/M&A), Jerald Worts- man and Craig Maurice (tax), Susan Nickerson, Jennifer Lennon and Caitlin Morin (employment), Omar Wakil (regulatory), Michael Fortier (environmental), Edward Fan (IP) and Graham Rawlinson (real estate). Husky, Berkshire and OMERS were represented in the United States by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, with a team that includ- COMPILED BY GENA SMITH PLATINUM EQUITY COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS

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