On August 31, 2016, Groupe Touchette Inc. completed its previously announced purchase of the assets of Dealer Tire Canada ULC.
Groupe Touchette and Dealer Tire, LLC also have entered into a long-term Technology Services Agreement whereby the companies will partner to support current Dealer Tire Canada OEM programs with value-added tools and technology to drive sales and support at Canadian-based dealerships.
Privately-owned Groupe Touchette Inc. has been in the tire industry in Canada for more than 35 years and is headquartered in Montréal. Dealer Tire Canada ULC is a division of Dealer Tire, LLC, which manages replacement tire and parts programs for more than 20 automotive OEMs from 42 distributions centers across the U.S. and Canada.
Miller Thomson was Canadian counsel to Dealer Tire with a team that was led by Jay Hoffman and that included Alex Lalka and Corey Yermus (corporate/M&A); Lisa Goodfellow, Amal Garzouzi, Laura Cassiani and Zeinab Yousif (labour & employment); Kim Ozubko (pensions); Gerald Courage, Ron Choudhury and Neil Gurmukh (tax); Lonnie Brodkin-Schneider and Karen Durell (IP); Eric Dufour (competition); and Nelly Mosstaghimi-Tehrani (real estate).