S&C Advises Canadian Pacific on $29 Billion Announced Acquisition of Kansas City Southern

S&C Advises Canadian Pacific on $29 Billion Announced Acquisition of Kansas City Southern

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited’s announced agreement to acquire Kansas City Southern for $29 billion signals confidence in the industrial sector as companies across the globe begin to move past the pandemic. The deal will also create the first rail network connecting the United States, Mexico and Canada. The combined company, named Canadian Pacific Kansas City, will have an enterprise value of $86 billion, operate approximately 20,000 miles of rail and employ more than 20,000 people. 

As counsel to Canadian Pacific, S&C assembled a multi-disciplinary team to work with the client on this complex multijurisdictional project. In addition to M&A matters, S&C advised on financing, executive compensation, tax, intellectual property, environmental considerations, trade regulation and antitrust matters.

Our M&A Group, which is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers USA, brings a unique combination of creativity and commercial sensitivity to every representation. By understanding our clients’ strategic objectives, we help businesses around the world navigate the legal and commercial complexities of cross-border transactions. 

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Meet the Canadian Pacific M&A team:

Frank Aquila
Frank is the head of our Global M&A Group and has advised clients in many of the largest and most important global transactions that have been transformational across a range of business sectors.‎ During the course of his career, he has advised on deals totaling more than $1 trillion in value. He regularly advises companies and their boards of directors on M&A, proxy contests, activism, unsolicited bids, corporate governance, crisis management and a range of matters affecting corporate policy and strategy.



C. Andrew Gerlach
Andrew is a partner in the Firm’s M&A Group. He advises clients on a variety of regulatory, takeover defense and corporate control, general corporate, strategic and corporate governance matters and represents both U.S. and non-U.S. public and private clients in a range of matters.