NAMAKOR Holdings (“Namakor”), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Québec Manufacturing Fund acquired Gelpac Inc., a Québec manufacturer specialized in packaging solutions for industrial products and consumer goods. The three investors appointed Alain Robillard, a manager with extensive experience in the manufacturing sector, as head of Gelpac.
Established in 1956 and headquartered in the town of Marieville in Montérégie, Québec, Gelpac boasts hundreds of clients across North America. Its client base spans a wide range of industries, including the food, agriculture, construction, retail and pharmaceutical sectors. The company employs 200 people in its three plants and manufactures and distributes paper, plastic and polyethylene- based packaging solutions.
Namakor was represented by Fasken Martineau. The team was composed of Michel Boislard, Gabriel Castiglio, Marie-Ève Clavet, Guillaume Saliah and Jonathan Raizenne (Corporate), Chloé Archambault and Svetlana Samochkine (Banking), Jean-Philippe Mikus and Emil Vanjaka (Intellectual Property), Pierre-Olivier Charlebois and Jean-Philippe Thérriault (Environment), Magalie Cournoyer-Proulx and Rhonda Grintuch (Labour) as well as Alain Ranger (Taxation) assisted by Dana Abrams, articling student and Alexandra Freedman, student-at-law .