SGS Canada acquires AXYS Analytical Services

October 4, 2016

On October 4, 2016, SGS Canada Inc. announced the acquisition of AXYS Analytical Services Ltd.

SGS Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a subsidiary of SGS SA, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

AXYS, based in Sidney, British Columbia, is the North American leader in ultra trace analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Contaminants of Emerging Concerns (CECs) and the early development stages of the fast growing metabolomics business.

Miller Thomson advised SGS Canada in this transaction with a team that was led by Max Spearn (corporate/M&A) and that included Sharon MacMillan (real estate), Tamara Farber (environmental), Lisa Goodfellow (employment) and Gerald Courage (tax).