Stuart Olson

Stuart Olson - The Board of Directors of Stuart Olson in the company’s acquisition by Bird Construction


Stuart Olson


$96.5 million


Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

September 2020


Construction & Engineering

Lead Office



On July 29, 2020, Bird Construction Inc. and Stuart Olson Inc. entered into an agreement under which Bird Construction will acquire Stuart Olson for an aggregate consideration of $96.5 million. The transaction was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and will create a company positioned for growth. The combination will provide diversified infrastructure and construction services and greater diversification across services, end markets and geographies.

Bird Construction Inc. is a Canadian builder focused on providing construction services on new construction for industrial, commercial and institutional markets along with heavy civil construction and contract surface mining sectors.

Stuart Olson Inc. is a commercial and institutional building construction company specializing in construction services such as vertical infrastructure and electrical building systems contracting in the public and private construction markets. Stuart Olson provides services including electrical, mechanical and specialty trades.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Stuart Olson’s Board of Directors with a team consisting of Andrea Whyte (Corporate) and Tracy Sandler (Insolvency & Restructuring).