On September 30, 2014, Fafard & Brothers Ltd. announced its sale to Scotts Canada Ltd. This transaction will allow Fafard & Brothers Ltd. to further develop its leadership across distribution channels, as well as leverage Scotts' world-class supply chain, research and development and marketing capabilities. In operation since 1940 and based in Saint-Bonaventure, Quebec, Fafard & Brothers Ltd. is a leader in the production of high-quality peat moss and high-performance growing media products, including peat-based and bark-based mixes, composts and premium soils. Fafard & Brothers Ltd. serves customers primarily across Ontario, Quebec and New-Brunswick. Fasken Martineau acted as counsel to Fafard & Brothers Ltd., with a team led by Michel Boislard and including Marie-Eve Clavet and Kiran Singh (M&A), Alain Ranger (tax), Karl Delwaide and Myriam Robichaud (municipal planning and agricultural lands), Pierre-Olivier Charlebois and Emilie Bundock (environment), Nicolas Leblanc and Jessica Collin (real estate), Chloé Archambault (banking) and Jean-Philippe Mikus (IP).