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Fasken recognized by ACG British Columbia in Deal of the Year 2019

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Vancouver (Canada) – For the third year in a row, Fasken has been acknowledged as legal advisor for the ACG British Columbia’s Deal of the Year Award.

PDFTron Systems Inc. secured a growth investment led by Silversmith Capital Partners, in May 2019 and the transaction has recently been named the 2019 Deal of the Year by ACG British Columbia. Vancouver-based PDFTron is a premier global provider of high-performance document processing technology. The deal showcases that Vancouver home-grown technology companies can compete on a global scale, attract international investors and shape the future of the technology industry in Canada and globally.

This award celebrates a leading British Columbia sell-side transaction, recognizing the executive team, as well as British Columbia-based professional firms and other individuals involved, whose excellence in executing the transaction led to an exceptional outcome.

The Fasken team was led by Blair Horn (M&A/Private Equity). Other team members on the transaction included Geoff Pedlow (M&A/Technology), Michael Coburn (Tax), KC Miu (Banking), Dierk Ullrich (Corporate), Samuel Li (M&A/Corporate Finance), Gosia Piasecka (M&A/Corporate Finance), Matthew Larsen (Employment), Laura Smith (Real Estate), Richard Berrow (Insurance) and Myriam Gonzalez (M&A/Corporate Finance).

The Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group provides strategic counsel in all aspects of local and cross-border M&A, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and contested corporate transactions such as proxy battles and hostile take-overs.

About ACG British Columbia

ACG British Columbia is a network platform for the middle market M&A sector in BC. Its members comprise of leaders in strategic corporate development, private equity, investment banking and other M&A advisory support.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at

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