Dye & Durham Limited’s $570 Million Acquisition of DoProcess

Canaccord Genuity has acted as financial advisor to Dye & Durham, while Bennett Jones LLP and DLA Piper acted as legal counsel. Goodmans LLP advised Dye & Durham on the private placement. Scotiabank, represented by BLG LLP, has acted as financial advisor and McCarthy Tétrault LLP has acted as legal counsel to the seller on the transaction.

Dye & Durham Limited (TSX:DND), a leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity for legal and business professionals, announced it acquired DoProcess LP, an Ontario-based provider of practice-specific software for legal professionals from OMERS Infrastructure, a leading global infrastructure investment manager and the infrastructure arm of one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, for total consideration of approximately $570 million. 

The debt financing included a C$140 million revolving credit facility, a C$305 million term loan facility and a second C$125 million term loan facility.

BLG LLP represented The Bank of Nova Scotia in underwriting the committed debt financing package with a team led by Gus Karantzoulis (Picture) and included Shane Pearlman, Christine Mason, Colin Yeo, Christopher Savo, Kevin Lambie, Andrew Hodhod, Vincent Frenette, Claudine Millette and Jason Saltzman.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP advised Teranet Inc. with a team led by David Lever and Robert Hansen that included Mark McEwan, Andrew Armstrong, Claire Gowdy, Eric Frydrych, Shauvik Shah, Tony Zhou, Firuz Rahimi and Mitchell Lui (Business), Christine Ing, Vincent Yip and Conrad Lee (Technology) Raj Juneja, Stefanie Morand and Kabir Jamal (Tax), Gregory Winfield (Pensions), Ana Badour, Justin Lapedus and Noel Chow (Financial Services), Oliver Borgers (Competition), Patrick Pengelly (Labour and Employment), Ted Cox (Real Property and Planning), and John Boscariol (Trade).



Involved fees earner: Colin Yeo – Borden Ladner Gervais; Vincent Frenette – Borden Ladner Gervais; Andrew Hodhod – Borden Ladner Gervais; Gus Karantzoulis – Borden Ladner Gervais; Kevin Lambie – Borden Ladner Gervais; Christine Mason – Borden Ladner Gervais; Claudine Millette – Borden Ladner Gervais; Shane Pearlman – Borden Ladner Gervais; Jason Saltzman – Borden Ladner Gervais; Christopher Savo – Borden Ladner Gervais; Andrew Armstrong – McCarthy Tétrault; Ana Badour – McCarthy Tétrault; Oliver Borgers – McCarthy Tétrault; John Boscariol – McCarthy Tétrault; Noel Chow – McCarthy Tétrault; Ted Cox – McCarthy Tétrault; Eric Frydrych – McCarthy Tétrault; Claire Gowdy – McCarthy Tétrault; Robert Hansen – McCarthy Tétrault; Christine Ing – McCarthy Tétrault; Kabir Jamal – McCarthy Tétrault; Raj Juneja – McCarthy Tétrault; Justin Lapedus – McCarthy Tétrault; Conrad Lee – McCarthy Tétrault; David Lever – McCarthy Tétrault; Mitchell Lui – McCarthy Tétrault; Mark McEwan – McCarthy Tétrault; Stefanie Morand – McCarthy Tétrault; Patrick Pengelly – McCarthy Tétrault; Firuz Rahimi – McCarthy Tétrault; Shauvik Shah – McCarthy Tétrault; Gregory Winfield – McCarthy Tétrault; Vincent Yip – McCarthy Tétrault; Tony Zhou – McCarthy Tétrault;

Law Firms: Borden Ladner Gervais; McCarthy Tétrault;

Clients: Scotiabank; Teranet Inc.;

Author: Sonia Carcano