On July 31, 2013, The Andersons, Inc. (The Andersons) and Lansing Trade Group, LLC (Lansing) announced the finalization of their acquisition of Thompsons Limited (Thompsons) for CDN $150 million. Both companies will equally own the business, which will continue to operate under the Thompsons name. Lansing's existing merchandising operations in Ontario will be consolidated into Thompsons. The Andersons operates across North America with diverse interests in agribusinesses. Lansing is a merchandising company focused on the movement of physical commodities. Fasken Martineau acted as counsel to The Andersons and Lansing with a team that included Anna Tosto, Julia Kennedy, Tara Ballingall and Christine Stevenson (corporate), Rosalind Cooper (environmental), Aaron Stefan, Jay Hoi and Jon Holmstrom (banking), Dugan Edmison and Merilyn Thompson (real estate), Huy Do (competition), Mitchell Thaw and Paul Casuccio (tax) and Karen Sargeant (employment).