Canada’s retail sector was undergoing considerable change before the pandemic and with the industry facing even more disruption today thanks to a massive migration to online shopping and adoption of retail-related apps, it’s safe to say that this space will witness much more deal-making activity in the future.
There will be many opportunities in the retail sector as companies seek out now-undervalued competitors, divest of underperforming assets and incorporate game-changing technology into their operations. Given how competitive this sector has become, and how dramatically it’s changing, finding the right deal and getting it done in a way that properly protects your business requires significant expertise.
Osler’s Retail Group has worked with numerous brand-name businesses on all types and sizes of M&A transactions and is well versed in managing the challenges facing this industry today. Our leading M&A practitioners are complemented by top-ranked expertise in tax, competition/antitrust, securities/regulatory, banking & financial services, litigation, pensions, employment/executive compensation and all other specialized areas that are key to affecting a successful M&A transaction in the retail sector.