Gowling WLG advises Phoenix Contact on acquisition of Perle Systems, its first Canadian acquisition

31 August 2016

Gowling WLG advises Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG on its acquisition of Perle Systems Limited, its first Canadian acquisition.

On August 31, 2016, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG closed on its acquisition of Perle Systems Limited, its first Canadian acquisition. The value of the transaction is undisclosed.

Phoenix Contact is a German-based manufacturer of industrial automation, interconnection and interface solutions that operates globally with a workforce of 14,500 employees and annual revenues of approximately 2 billion.

Perle Systems is a manufacturer of serial to ethernet, fiber to ethernet, I/O connectivity and device networking hardware.

Gowling WLG advised Phoenix Contact with a team led by David Petras that included Aubrey Lasky, Duncan Snyder, David Campbell and Stephanie Hayes (corporate), Katia Diab (employment), Neil Henderson and Heather Hoff (IP), Patrick Jocsak (real estate) and Gloria Geddes (tax).

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