On April 5, 2008, Parker Hannifin Corporation, the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, acquired Vansco Electronics from numerous selling shareholders, including Perseis Private Equity and Kilmer Capital Partners. Vansco is a leader in the design and manufacture of electronic controls, displays and terminals, communication and operator interfaces and sensors for mobile equipment. Vansco has facilities in Canada, the United States, Finland, Belgium, and the United Kingdom and employs 1,005 people. In the fiscal year ending August 31, 2007, Vansco achieved sales of approximately $180 million.
Parker was represented by Mia Mounts (assistant general counsel), Daniel J. Whitman (associate general counsel), Jenna Jontz (associate general counsel) and John O'Reilly (legal counsel – Europe) and by Fasken Martineau with a team led by Scott Conover, and including Janice Javier, Kevin Clinton and Koker Christensen with the assistance of paralegal Gina Croce (corporate, mergers & acquisitions); Ralph Nero and Maria Giagilitsis (employment); Richard Johnston (pension and benefits); Mark Penner and Leanne Shaughnessy (intellectual property); Ronald Nobrega (tax); Rosalind Cooper (environmental); Douglas New and Mark Magro (Investment Canada and competition); Paul King (real property); and Peter Armstrong (Student-at-law).