Mars Petcare, part of Mars, Incorporated, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Champion Petfoods from an investor group led by Bedford Capital and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. Champion Petfoods was founded in Alberta and has grown to be a key player in the global pet food industry across 90 countries.
Bennett Jones acted as legal advisors for Champion Petfoods on the deal.
The Bennett Jones team is led by Mark Kortbeek (M&A/Corporate) and includes:
- Kristos Iatridis, Amy Verhoeff, Annie Tran and Jesse Fontaine (M&A/Corporate);
- Ted Yoo, Stephen Burns and Kim Cunningham (Intellectual Property); and
- Julia Schatz and Venetia Whiting (Regulatory).
More details on the deal are available here.