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First Student Inc. acquires school bus operator Autobus Laval Ltée

Date Closed

March 1, 2023

Lead Office

Québec City

On February 22, 2023, First Student Inc. announced the purchase by its affiliate Autobus Transco (1988) Inc. of the all of the shares of Autobus Laval Ltée.

Autobus Laval Ltée is a company involved in school transportation, charter bus operations, and coach services operations in the Québec City region, and which operates a fleet of 179 buses.

First Student Inc. is the largest provider of school bus services in North America headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a fleet of about 46,600 buses.

McCarthy Tétrault advised First Student Inc. with a team led by David F. Blair and Matthieu Rheault that included Alexandre Saulnier-Marceau, Elena Sophie Drouin, Kate Blaney (M&A and Transportation), Amelia Fong (Environmental), Émilie Thibault, Jasmin Ethier (Labour and Employment), Annie Gagnon-Larocque, Emily Ruvo (Real Property and Planning), Christian Meighen, Fred Purkey, Geneviève Favreau (Tax), Dominic Thérien, and Daphné Anastassiadis (Foreign Investment).