Representative Matters

Putman Investments Acquires Toys “R” Us Canada

Overview

On August 19, 2021, Putman Investments Inc., a Canadian-based, family-owned enterprise, announced its acquisition of Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us Canada from Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Toys “R” Us, a household name in children’s toys, has 81 locations across Canada.

Aird & Berlis LLP represented Putman Investments in this complex national M&A transaction. The Aird & Berlis team was led by Tony Gioia and included Graham Topa (M&A and Financing), Francesco Gucciardo (Tax), Barb Worndl (Tax), Aaron Bains (Financing), Stephen Zolf (Competition Act), Grant Cansfield (Intellectual Property), Trent Horne (Intellectual Property), Lynn Tay (Financing) and David Mba (M&A).