Acquisitions, Mergers and Divestitures

BD&P's Commercial Transactions Team is widely recognized for its skill and experience in handling complex mergers, acquisitions and divestiture transactions. We are knowledgeable in all aspects of business law. Our lawyers have broad experience in complex transactions, including local and international, in a wide variety of industries and business sectors. Our clients range from large public corporations to private companies and small businesses. The lawyers on the Commercial Transactions Team are recognized experts in preparing, negotiating and completing complex transactional agreements and providing the critical strategic advice that goes with them.

Where required to best assist the client, our Team works closely with other lawyers within the firm, drawing on the skills and experience of lawyers in the areas of tax, competition, finance, securities, intellectual property and technology, regulatory, labour and employment, pension and benefits, commercial real estate and litigation. 

Our Team also works closely with U.S. and other international law firms in cross-border and international M&A transactions, providing legal advice and support in respect of the Canadian components of the transactions.

Significant Areas of Service

  • Purchases and sales from entire companies to business units
  • Private equity (formation and transactional)
  • Acquisition and investment vehicles
  • Tax-related structuring
  • Acquisition financing
  • New business startups
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Competition and Investment Canada issues
  • Due diligence