CPF/HyLife Transaction

TDS is acting for Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (“CPF”)… Learn More

published 05/27/2019

TDS is acting for Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (“CPF”) on the intended purchase of 50.1 percent of the shares of Manitoba-based HyLife Group Holdings Ltd. (“HyLife”), for about CAD 498 million. HyLife produces approximately 2.3 million hogs annually and sells pork to more than 20 countries around the world.

HyLife employs over 2,500 people worldwide. TDS, led by Partner Mike Choiselat and assisted by Elmer Gomes and Leilani Kagan, acted for CPF as the Manitoba counsel on the deal, working with Stikeman Elliott LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP.  TDS provided a wide-range of services including in respect of agricultural approvals, corporate and commercial law (mergers and acquisitions) and tax law. The acquisition remains subject to the satisfaction of various conditions precedent and is expected to close by the end of 2019.

About The Lawyer(s)

Michael Choiselat
(204) 934-2557

Michael has a general corporate and commercial practice, with an emphasis on: (a) financial services, which primarily involves representing financial institutions on secured debt financing transactions; and (b) property and development, which primarily involves advising on acquisitions and divestitures, leasing matters and financing matters.

Elmer Gomes
(204) 934-2353

Elmer’s practice consists of all aspects of corporate, commercial and real property law. He has significant experience in commercial real estate conveyancing, financing, leasing and development and also has experience in mergers and acquisitions.

Leilani Kagan, Q.C.
(204) 934-2363

Leilani’s practice is focused on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, with a primary focus on owner-manager taxation issues, corporate reorganizations, estate planning, trusts and commodity tax issues.

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