Blakes Acted In Eight Out Of 10 Deals, More Than Any Other Canadian Law Firm

Profession:Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Lexpert magazine has published its Top 10 Deals of 2013, and we are pleased to report that Blakes acted as a key legal adviser on eight of the transactions, more than any other Canadian firm.

We advised:

Safeway Inc. on the sale of its Canadian operations to Sobeys Inc. for C$5.8-billion, the transaction that was selected as Lexpert's "Deal of the Year" H&R REIT on its C$2.75-billion acquisition of Primaris Retail REIT and subsequent agreement to sell a portfolio of 18 Primaris properties to a syndicate led by KingSett Capital for C$1.28-billion Bell on its C$3.38-billion acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Montréal-based Astral Media Inc. The lenders in connection with First Quantum Minerals C$2.5-billion acquisition financing for its C$5.1-billion acquisition of Inmet Mining The Brick Ltd. on its acquisition by Leon's Furniture Limited...

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