Food and Beverage - Competition/Antitrust

As the food & beverage industry emerges from the pandemic, companies across the sector will be looking for new ways to grow.

Dealing with Canada’s various regulatory bodies and competition enforcement agencies, including Canada’s Competition Bureau, takes specialized expertise. We have a strong proficiency in Investment Canada Act matters, and our experts can guide domestic or international businesses through increasingly complex processes for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, competitor collaborations, strategic alliances and more.

We also have process management expertise, which is critical when trying to control the escalating costs of a complex competition matter. We’ve worked with companies to implement best practices around project management and process improvement to ensure that costs remain predictable and contained. 

With more M&A activity likely to occur in this sector as the food & beverage landscape evolves in the years ahead, working within Canada’s competition rules will be an important key to success. 

Recent experience

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in its acquisition of select poultry assets from Cericola Farms including two plants and 100% of the processed chicken volume from Cericola’s primary processing plant. The acquisition provided Maple Leaf with additional supply and value-added processing capability.

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Constellation Brands, Inc.

Constellation Brands, Inc., an international producer and marketer of beer wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy, in the sale of its Canadian wine business to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for approximately $1.03 billion

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