Mergers and Acquisitions

Microsoft in its acquisition of Two Hat

Microsoft
Key Contacts
Heidi Wong

Counsel, Corporate, Calgary

Frank Turner

Partner, Corporate, Calgary

Team
Colena Der

Partner, Tax, Calgary

Kelly Moffatt

Partner, Franchise and Distribution, Toronto

Michael Fekete

Partner, Technology, Toronto

Zain Hemani

Associate, Technology, Toronto

Komil Joshi

Associate, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

Damian Rigolo

Partner, Employment and Labour, Toronto

 

On October 29, 2021, Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, announced its acquisition of Kelowna-based startup Two Hat. The acquisition will accelerate Microsoft and Two Hat’s shared vision to enable healthy, safe and inclusive online spaces and will combine innovative technology, research capabilities and the most complete cloud infrastructure.

Founded in 2012, Two Hat provides artificial intelligence-powered content moderation technology designed to protect online communities from online harms, including cyberbullying, abuse, hate speech and violent threats.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Microsoft with a team led by Heidi Wong and Frank Turner and including Stephan Pacholok (Corporate), Paul Seraganian, Colena Der (Tax), Kelly Moffatt (Intellectual Property), Mike Fekete, Zain Hemani (Technology), Komil Joshi (Privacy) and Damian Rigolo (Employment).

Value
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Date Closed
October 29, 2021
Lead Office
Calgary
Key Contacts
Heidi Wong

Counsel, Corporate, Calgary

Frank Turner

Partner, Corporate, Calgary

Team
Colena Der

Partner, Tax, Calgary

Kelly Moffatt

Partner, Franchise and Distribution, Toronto

Michael Fekete

Partner, Technology, Toronto

Zain Hemani

Associate, Technology, Toronto

Komil Joshi

Associate, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

Damian Rigolo

Partner, Employment and Labour, Toronto