January 8, 2016
Counsel to Alltech on its acquisition of Masterfeeds, creating one of Canada’s largest animal nutrition companies.
On January 8, 2016, Alltech acquired 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of Masterfeeds Inc. from Ag Processing Inc., a farmer-owned co-operative based in Omaha, Nebraska, in order to have complete ownership of Masterfeeds LP.
The acquisition of Masterfeeds, a leading Canadian commercial animal nutrition company, has strengthened Alltech’s Canadian presence and created one of the country’s largest animal nutrition offerings. Masterfeeds provides on-farm support to farmers and ranchers and the combination with Alltech will enable more efficient delivery of superior animal nutrition and tailored feeding programs, supported by robust scientific research. Alltech has a presence in 128 countries with more than 4,700 employees worldwide.
Michael Castle II, vice president and chief legal officer of Alltech, and Brad Harris, corporate counsel at Alltech, were assisted by a team from Gowling WLG comprising David Petras, Sean Gomes, Michael Misener and Stephanie Hayes (corporate), Patrick Jocsak (real estate), Chris Andree and Katia Diab (employment), John Illingworth and Jordan Smith (labour/benefits), Gloria Geddes (tax), Dan Hayhurst (pensions), Ian Macdonald (competition), Harry Dahme (environmental) and Lewis Retik (regulatory).
NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Information made available on this website in any form is for information purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action based upon this information. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on this website. Gowling WLG professionals will be pleased to discuss resolutions to specific legal concerns you may have.