On August 11, 2017, Ardian completed its acquisition of Dynamic Technologies S.p.A. (“DT”). The combination of DT and Huron has created the leading global supplier of automotive tubular components, achieving critical mass, product diversification, new materials capabilities, a worldwide manufacturing footprint, cross-selling opportunities, and a well-balanced customer base.
Ardian is an independent private investment company with assets of US$62 billion managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. DT is a global designer and manufacturer of automotive fluid-handling systems and precision aluminum parts, headquartered in Italy and with additional operations in Canada, Hungary, Poland, Mexico, United Kingdom and China.
Miller Thomson advised Ardian on Canadian aspects of this transaction with a team that included Todd Bissett, Max Spearn and Luigi Valente (corporate/M&A); Eric Dufour (competition); Kim Ozubko (pensions); Michelle MacGillivray (labour and employment); Adam Stephens (litigation); Tamara Farber (environmental); Tom Tower (financing); Karen Durell (IP); Ali Baniasadi (real estate); and Gerald Courage (tax).