Manufacturing - Mergers and Acquisitions

As the manufacturing industry continues to transform, more companies are taking a close look at M&A as a way to maintain their competitive position.

Navigating the manufacturing sector’s M&A market requires legal expertise that understands the global nature of the business and its numerous regulations and opportunities. In today’s economic environment, it’s especially important to determine how a potential target’s culture, staffing needs, pension obligations and supply chains could impact your business.

Osler has decades of experience working on complex M&A transactions. We can help you find businesses to buy, divest of non-core operations, assess valuations, review international supply chain agreements and other aspects of the due diligence process. We’ve helped companies of all sizes find growth partners or purchase highly accretive operations.  

Recent experience

Les Industries Flexipak Inc.

Transcontinental Inc. in its acquisition of Les Industries Flexipak Inc., a Montréal-based flexible packaging supplier. Les Industries Flexipak Inc. is the first flexible packaging company in Québec to be awarded BRC Packaging certification, a standard recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.

Learn more about our work with Les Industries Flexipak Inc.
Plastic Packaging


Domtar in its acquisition by Paper Excellence. The all-cash transaction valued at $3 billion will provide Paper Excellence with all issued and outstanding shares of Domtar common stock for $55 per share. Upon closing, Domtar will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity.

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Paper and pulp mill

Newterra Group Ltd.

Newterra Group Ltd in its acquisition by Frontenac.  The acquisition will allow Newterra to continue its plans for both organic and inorganic expansion. The transaction will also aid in the execution of Newterra’s strategic plan to be a force in the decentralized water treatment market.

Learn more about our work with Newterra Group Ltd.
Water Treatment Plant at twilight


Tri-Dim Canada Inc., an affiliate of multinational Mann+Hummel, based in Germany, in its acquisition of Hardy Filtration Inc., a Canada-based air filtration company. This expands the global footprint and manufacturing capabilities of Tri-Dim Filter Corporation’s business, also part of the international Mann+Hummel group.

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Manufacturing Plant
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