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Goodmans Deals & Cases

This section contains brief summaries of selected significant cases and transactions.  You'll also find representative lists  - by year - of major transactions and cases where Goodmans' involvement is a matter of public record or where inclusion in the list has been authorized by our clients.

Cott Corporation Acquires DSS Group, Inc. for US$1.25 Billion

2014

Areas Banking and Finance Law

Summary

Goodmans acted as Canadian counsel to Cott Corporation, a supplier of private-label carbonated soft drinks, in its acquisition of DSS Group Inc., parent to DS Services of America, Inc., extending Cott’s business into new markets with broadened distribution and a national direct-to-consumer channel.  DSS Group Inc. is an Atlanta-based direct-to-consumer provider of bottled water, office coffee and water filtration services and a portfolio company of New York-based private equity firm, Crestview Partners. The deal was valued at US$1.25 billion.