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Kristian Zimmerman practices with the Business, Commercial and Corporate Law Group in our Montreal office. His practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and he is regularly involved in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.

Mr. Zimmerman began his career with BCF’s litigation team in 2009 after articling with the firm. During that time, he was called upon to give advice, draft procedures and represent our clients before various courts and was involved in several large restructuring and insolvency cases, as well as in numerous commercial and civil litigation cases. Mr. Zimmerman’s litigation experience has given him a unique approach to contract drafting and negotiation and conflict solving in the context of commercial transaction negotiations.

Since his transition from our Litigation Group to our Business, Commercial and Corporate Law Group in early 2011, Mr. Zimmerman has been involved in various domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and debt and equity financings. Mr. Zimmerman also continues to be called upon to assist with the implementation of new ventures and the negotiation of shareholders and partnership agreements in connection therewith.

Professional affiliations

  • Young Bar Association of Montreal

Representative work

  • Represented Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton & Co. L.L.P. in connection with the sale of its real estate consultancy services business in the Province of Quebec to Jones Lang Lasalle Real Estate Services, Inc. (January 2018);

  • Represented the owners of 3 senior residence facilities located in Moncton, New Brunswick in connection with the sale thereof to Moncton Retirement Limited Partnership, indirectly controlled by Hillcore Real Estate Investments Ltd. (December 2017);

  • Represented McDo Meritas Inc. and Mikel Management Inc. in connection with the sale of the substantial portion of their respective assets related to the operation and use of (a) 3 McDonald’s franchises, respectively (December 2017), and (b) 4 McDonald’s franchises and 2 McDonald’s franchises, respectively (December 2013);

  • Represented the shareholders of Milgram & Company Ltd. in connection with the sale of the company to C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. for a purchase price of approximately $62 million (September 2017);

  • Represented Sanofi Consumer Health Inc. in connection with the sale of its Alyria skincare line of products to INTEGA Skin Sciences Inc., a subsidiary of Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (August 2017);

  • Represented the shareholders of Skyfold Investments Ltd. in connection with the sale of all of the company to dormakaba for a purchase price of $109 million (July 2017);

  • Represented CTI Life Sciences Fund II as lead investor in the US$9.5M series C multi-tranche financing of CellAegis Devices Inc., a Toronto based medical device company (March 2017);

  • Represented KLOX Technologies Inc. in connection with the creation of a joint venture business with Leo Pharma A/S in Ireland for the international exploitation of its dermatology business (March 2017);

  • Sale of all of the shares of Inortech Chimie Inc. to EMCO Chemical Distributors Canada Ltd. (December 2016);

  • Represented Vortex Aquatic Structures International Inc., a manufacturer of aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, in connection with its (a) acquisition of substantially all of the assets of AquaBlue International, LLC, a manufacturer of waterslides and water play equipment based in North Carolina, USA (November 2015), and (b) indirect acquisition all of the issued shares of Ambiances Design Products Inc., a designer of multimedia environments (November 2016);

  • Represented a customs brokerage and freight forwarding company in connection with the sale of its business to Livingston International Inc. (September 2016);

  • Represented INTEGA Skin Sciences Inc. in connection with (a) the negotiation and execution of its initial seed and convertible debt financing (April 2015), (b) the purchase of all of the shares of Valeant Groupe Cosméderme Inc. from Valeant Canada Limited and the concurrent debt and equity financing for such purchase (January 2016) and (c) the acquisition of all of its issued and outstanding shares by Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (September 2016);

  • Sale by Baylis Medical Company Inc. and 9234438 Canada Inc. of certain assets relating to the Osteocool System to Kyphon Sàrl, subsidiary of Medtronic, Inc. (December 2015);

  • Acquisition of Distech Controls Inc. by Acuity Brands Inc. for a price of $318,000,000 (September 2015);

  • Sale of Vézina Assurances Inc. and Vézina & Associés Inc., two Montreal-based insurance brokerage firms, to Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (July 2015);

  • Acquisition of Lapaco Paper Products Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of high end disposable tabletop, bakery and related products by Hoffmaster Group, Inc. (March 2015);

  • Represented Imagine Communications in its acquisition of Digital Rapids Corp. and its subsidiaries, Digital Rapids USA Corporation and Digital Rapids Corporation Limited., based respectively in Toronto, Canada, Kentucky, USA and in Great Britain. Digital Rapids is a leading innovator in the field of designing and manufacturing software and hardware for the telecommunications and media industries (April 2014);

  • Represented Iris International SA in connection with its indirect acquisition of 50% of the Hotel Le Germain, Toronto (February 2014);

  • Represented KSH Solutions Inc., a Canadian consulting, engineering and EPC/EPCM services company, in its acquisition of a substantial part of Dick Engineering Inc.’s assets in Toronto to form a new company called DEI-KSH Solutions Inc. (August 2013).


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