Platinum Equity Advisors

Platinum Equity Advisors in its acquisition of Livingston International


Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC




Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

April 2019

Lead Office


On April 30, 2019, Platinum Equity Advisors announced it has completed the acquisition of Livingston International.

Platinum Equity Advisors is a global investment firm with approximately $13 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world.

Livingston is an international trade-services firm based in Toronto, Canada, which specializes in customs brokerage, freight forwarding and trade consulting. It holds the distinction of being Canada’s largest customs broker and third-largest entry filer in the United States.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented Platinum Equity Advisors with a team led by Mary Abbott and Alex Gorka and included Claire Dunn (Corporate), Lynne Lacoursiere, Steve Dickie, Shari Cohen, Glorie Alfred (Employment and Benefits), Peter Franklyn, Riyaz Dattu, Gajan Sathananthan (Regulatory), Matias Milet, Emily Gilmour (Tax), Sandy Yeung (Real Estate), and Kristin Ali (Privacy).