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Onex Completes Acquisition of Gluskin Sheff

All amounts in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated

TORONTO, June 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (ONEX.TO) and Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. (“Gluskin Sheff”) (GS.TO) today announced they have completed their transaction, under which Onex acquired 100% of Gluskin Sheff for a total consideration of approximately C$445 million ($330 million).

This transaction brings together two of Canada’s pre-eminent investment firms and provides investors with a comprehensive investment offering across both private and public markets.  Gluskin Sheff will continue to be led by its existing leadership team and operate under its brand.  Gluskin Sheff will be de-listed from the Toronto Stock Exchange tomorrow.

About Onex

Founded in 1984, Onex invests and manages capital on behalf of its shareholders, institutional investors and high-net worth clients from around the world.  Onex’ platforms include: Onex Partners, private equity funds focused on larger opportunities in North America and Europe; ONCAP, private equity funds focused on middle market and smaller opportunities in North America; Onex Credit, which manages primarily non-investment grade debt through collateralized loan obligations, private debt and other credit strategies; and Gluskin Sheff’s actively managed public equity and public credit funds.  In total Onex’ assets under management today are approximately $37 billion, of which approximately $6.6 billion is shareholder capital.  With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey and London, Onex and its experienced management teams are collectively the largest investors across Onex’ platforms.

The Onex Partners and ONCAP operating companies have assets of $51 billion, generate annual revenues of $31 billion and employ approximately 172,000 people worldwide.  Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol ONEX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at www.onex.com.  Onex’ security filings can also be accessed at www.sedar.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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For further information:

Onex
Emilie Blouin
Director, Investor Relations
Tel: +1 416.362.7711
Gluskin Sheff
David R. Morris
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Tel: +1 416.681.6036