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Streetwise Lexpert roundup: Shedding Light on the PE field, GFL deal with private equity buyers

Lexpert identifies and reports on emerging business issues and practice areas in the business of law. Whether online, in our magazine or in the DealsWire e-newsletter, we chronicle deals and lawsuits of interest, and cover issues of broad concern to the legal profession and those who purchase legal services. We hope you enjoy this sampling of our latest content.

From the DealsWire

The Lexpert DealsWire (subscribe here) documents facts, figures and key legal players behind recent deals. This week’s announced deal spotlight features the key players and figures in Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s agreement to acquire ICC Labs.

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In our closed deals section, we look at Canopy Growth in its acquisition of Hiku Brands, as well as WillScot closing its US$1.2B acquisition of Modular Space Holdings.

We also look at the legal players behind the acquisition of Arizona Mining by South32, and Teranet affiliate buying D+H Collateral Management Corp. from Finastra.

Shedding Light on the PE field

Digging into the data from studies into the “very hot” private equity market in Canada, some interesting nuggets emerge. US financial buyers closed 79 deals in Canada in 2017, a new record, with large-market transactions perhaps playing a bigger role over the past few years than expected.

On the Deal Q&A: Growth Spurt

There was an intensity behind GFL Environmental’s deal with private equity buyers BC Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. That makes sense given the $5.1-billion in enterprise value transaction is Canada’s largest private management buyout to date.

Our Innovation Civilization

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We are in a Golden Age for innovation, writes Technology columnist George Takach, who argues that the civilization represented by the OECD countries is the most successful known to humankind.

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