A team of Pillsbury lawyers represented WestJet as U.S. counsel in its US$3.7 billion acquisition by funds affiliated with Onex Corporation.

Upon satisfaction of customary closing conditions, Onex will acquire a leading Canadian airline offering flights to more than 100 destinations throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Onex, a leading private equity firm with approximately US$31 billion of assets under management, will be acquiring WestJet through its Onex Partners platform, which focuses on larger-scale investments.

WestJet is represented by a Pillsbury team including Corporate partner Steve Amdur and counsel Ted Powers, Finance partners Mike Michetti, Joel Simon, Joe Fastiggi and Melissa Jones-Prus, Litigation partner Eric Fishman, Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Peter Hunt, Tax partner Nora Burke and International Trade partner Christopher Wall.