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Aug 30, 2021

Putman Investments Acquires Toys “R” Us Canada

Tony Gioia, Graham Topa, Francesco Gucciardo, Barbara Worndl, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Stephen Zolf, R. Grant Cansfield and Lynn Tay

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). 

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