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Kristian Zimmerman

Partner, Lawyer

Kristian Zimmerman



25th Floor
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5C9
514 397-8500 514 397-8515

Kristian Zimmerman is a highly valued partner in BCF’s Commercial Law group. Thorough and composed, he expertly leads long term transactions involving a number of obstacles. Kristian represents clients in numerous operations involving the sale, merger, or purchase of corporations. He advises on corporate financings and reorganizations and negotiates and drafts business contracts. He draws upon his early experience as a litigator to successfully negotiate large corporate deals, in Canada and abroad. In brief, Kristian partners with our clients to achieve their goals.

  • Called to the Barreau du Québec (2009)
  • LL.L. University of Ottawa with honours (2008)
  • B.A. (Political Science), Concordia University (2005)
  • Represented ImportFab Enterprises Inc. in connection with the sale of its contract manufacturing business of pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutraceutical products to an Italian company Labomar S.p.A. (November 2019);
  • Represented Garda Canada Security Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Taws Security Limited Partnership based in Fort McMurray, Alberta (October 2019);
  • Represented the shareholders of Foliot Furniture, specializing in the design and manufacture of quality furnishings for the hospitality and educational housing sectors, in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in the company by Novacap alongside the existing management team and Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) (October 2019);
  • Represented Thornhill Capital in connection with its acquisition of Kolostat Inc. et Kolostat Canada Inc., specializing in the engineering, construction and maintenance of commercial and industrial HVAC systems (August 2019);
  • Represented Solutions Plastik in connection with the sale of its business specialized in the injection molding of plastic automotive parts to Powerflow Canada Inc. (June 2019);
  • Respresented Strides Pharma Canada Inc. in connection with its acquisition of a majority interest in Pharmapar Inc., a distributor of generic medication (February 2019);
  • Represented the shareholders of Fordia Group Inc., specialized in the design, manufacture and supply of premium diamond tools, down-the-hole tools, accessories and equipment for the mineral exploration and geotechnical industries, in connection with its sale to the public company Epiroc based in Stockholm, Sweden (January 2019);
  • Represented Docu-Dépôt Inc.’s direct and indirect shareholders regarding the acquisition by Access Information Management of Canada III Ltd of all Docu-Dépôt Inc.’s shares (January 2019);
  • Represented Gestion Juste pour Rire Inc. in connection with the sale of the Just For Laughs Group to ICM Enterprises, LLC, Bell Media Inc. et Evenko (June 2018);
  • 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 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);
  • 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);
  • 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);