Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. in the proposed sale of specialty channels to Bell Media Inc. for approximately $200 million

Client

Corus Entertainment Inc.

Value

$200 million

Service

Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

Lead Office

Toronto


 

Osler acted for Corus Entertainment Inc. (“Corus”) in its proposed agreement to sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ to Bell Media Inc. (“Bell Media”) for approximately $200 million.

The increased financial flexibility that this transaction provides will enable Corus to accelerate its transformation into an industry-leading integrated media and content company.

Corus is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content for audiences around the world.

Bell Media is Canada's leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented Corus with a team led by Doug Bryce and James Brown, and including Kai Sheffield (Corporate), Peter Glossop, Kaeleigh Kuzma and Gajan Sathananthan (Competition) Firoz Ahmed and David Davachi (Tax), Steven Dickie (Employment) and Jon Marin (Pensions and Benefits).


Team
Douglas  Bryce

Douglas Bryce

National Managing Partner

James R. Brown | Mining lawyer

James R. Brown

Partner, Corporate

Kai Sheffield

Kai Sheffield

Associate, Corporate

Peter Glossop - Foreign Investment Lawyer

Peter Glossop

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Gajan Sathananthan

Gajan Sathananthan

Associate, Competition/Antitrust and Foreign Investment

Firoz Ahmed | Tax Lawyer in Toronto

Firoz Ahmed

Partner, Taxation

David Davachi

David Davachi

Partner, Taxation

Steven Dickie

Steven Dickie

Associate, Employment & Labour

Jonathan Marin

Jonathan Marin

Associate, Pension & Benefits