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Developments on the Canadian Private Equity Scene: What US Players Should Know


Lawyer Neil Sheehy
Area Private Equity


Article orginally published in Lexpert Guide to the Most Creative Lawyers in Canada, April 2006

Excerpt from "Developments on the Canadian Private Equity Scene: What US Players Should Know":

US-based private equity funds have steadily increased their activity in Canada since what many in the industry consider the breakthrough year of 2000, when a group including Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts Co. and Bain Capital, along with Canadian partners CIBC Capital Partners and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (or “Teachers” as it’s often called) teamed up to acquire Shoppers Drug Mart for $2.6 billion.  (All amounts mentioned are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.)

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