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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 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 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).
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal