"78 Goodmans lawyers ranked as top-tier in 31 areas of law." - Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
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 Completes Acquisition of AquaTerra


Areas Commercial Real Estate, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Employment and Labour, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property , Pensions, Private Equity, Tax


Goodmans represented Cott Corporation in its acquisition of AquaTerra Corporation (AquaTerra), a portfolio company of Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc. (Birch Hill), for approximately $62 million.  The acquisition was funded using cash on hand and borrowings under Cott’s asset based lending facility.

AquaTerra is Canada’s oldest and largest direct-to-consumer home and office water delivery business that delivers premium brands of water, coffee and tea, refreshments, and break room supplies.  Cott Corporation is one of the world's largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors.