Mergers and Acquisitions

Trilogy in its take-private of Indigo Books & Music

Trilogy
Key Contact
Emmanuel Pressman

National Co-Chair, Toronto

Team
Alex Gorka

Partner, Corporate, Toronto

Jeremy Wu

Associate, Corporate, Toronto

Rob Valentini

Associate, Corporate, Toronto

David Davachi

Partner, Tax, Toronto

Taylor Cao

Associate, Tax, Toronto

Sean Timlick

Associate, Tax, Toronto

Lynne Lacoursière

Partner, Corporate, Toronto

Nick Guadagnolo

Associate, Corporate, Toronto

Rod Davidge

Partner, Real Estate, Toronto

Adam Kardash

Partner, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

Katelyn Smith

Associate, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

Kelly Moffatt

Partner, Franchise and Distribution, Toronto

Sam Ip

Partner, Technology, Toronto

Damian Rigolo

Partner, Employment and Labour, Toronto

Jonathan Marin

Partner, Pension and Benefits, Toronto

Craig Lockwood

Partner, Disputes, Toronto

Lauren Harper

Associate, Disputes, Toronto

On April 2, 2024, Indigo Books & Music Inc. announced that, based on the unanimous recommendation of an independent committee of its board of directors, it has entered into an arrangement agreement with Trilogy Investments L.P. and Trilogy Retail Holdings Inc. (personal holding companies of Gerald W. Schwartz) whereby Trilogy will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Indigo that Trilogy, its affiliates and joint actors do not currently own on the terms and conditions of the arrangement agreement.

Indigo is Canada’s leading book and lifestyle retailer.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Trilogy with a team led by Manny Pressman and consisting of Alex Gorka, Jeremy Wu, Rob Valentini (Corporate), David Davachi, Taylor Cao, Sean Timlick (Tax), Lynne Lacoursière, Nick Guadagnolo (Executive Compensation), Rod Davidge (Real Estate), Adam Kardash, Katelyn Smith (Privacy), Kelly Moffatt (Intellectual Property), Sam Ip (Technology), Damian Rigolo (Employment), Jonathan Marin (Pensions and Benefits), Craig Lockwood, Lauren Harper (Litigation).

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Lead Office
Toronto
Key Contact
Emmanuel Pressman

National Co-Chair, Toronto

Team
Alex Gorka

Partner, Corporate, Toronto

Jeremy Wu

Associate, Corporate, Toronto

Rob Valentini

Associate, Corporate, Toronto

David Davachi

Partner, Tax, Toronto

Taylor Cao

Associate, Tax, Toronto

Sean Timlick

Associate, Tax, Toronto

Lynne Lacoursière

Partner, Corporate, Toronto

Nick Guadagnolo

Associate, Corporate, Toronto

Rod Davidge

Partner, Real Estate, Toronto

Adam Kardash

Partner, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

Katelyn Smith

Associate, Privacy and Data Management, Toronto

Kelly Moffatt

Partner, Franchise and Distribution, Toronto

Sam Ip

Partner, Technology, Toronto

Damian Rigolo

Partner, Employment and Labour, Toronto

Jonathan Marin

Partner, Pension and Benefits, Toronto

Craig Lockwood

Partner, Disputes, Toronto

Lauren Harper

Associate, Disputes, Toronto