Smooch Technologies Holdings ULC

Smooch Technologies Holdings ULC in its acquisition by Zendesk, Inc.


Smooch Technologies Holding ULC




Emerging and High Growth Companies

Date Closed

May 2019

Lead Office


On May 22, 2019,  Zendesk Inc., a San Francisco based customer service and engagement platform for businesses, completed its acquisition of Smooch Technologies Holdings ULC, a Montreal-based start-up company that allows companies to manage customer conversations across numerous social messaging and communication platforms. The acquisition marks Zendesk’s next step in delivering the best omnichannel experiences by connecting conversations between businesses and customers on any messaging channel–from websites and mobile apps to the world’s leading messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented Smooch Technologies with a team lead by Shahir Guindi and Hugo-Pierre Gagnon (Corporate) and consisting of Calvin Leung, Chloe Cavaliere, Samuel Alary (Corporate), Mark Brender, David Wilson and Jean-Philippe Dionne (Tax), Joanna Fine, Claire Feltrin (Privacy), Kelly Moffat, Sam Ip (IP), Julien Ranger, Lynne Lacoursière (Benefits).