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Allan Goodman


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4243
Fax:   416.979.1234

Allan Goodman is a partner at Goodmans. He specializes in securities and corporate law. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters. Allan is also Co-Chair of Goodmans’ Technology Group and is a member of Goodmans’ Mining and Natural Resources Group. Allan has been a partner at Goodmans since 1999.

Allan acts for a broad range of issuers and underwriters on corporate finance transactions including public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. He has also been involved in a variety of complex transactions including restructurings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, financings and structured product transactions. Allan also provides advice to boards of directors and special committees with respect to governance and compliance matters. Allan is responsible for the firm’s emerging business initiative, and in particular its role as “legal counsel in residence” at the DMZ at Ryerson University, one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups. Pursuant to this relationship, Allan provides legal advice and mentorship to some of Canada’s most promising startups.

Some of the major transactions where Allan has been involved include representing:

  • Match Group, with respect to its US$575 million acquisition of PlentyOfFish Media Inc., a Canadian internet dating service
  • Energy Impact LP, in connection with its Series A investment in Opus One Solutions Energy Corporation, a leading smart grid software engineering and solutions company
  • HomeAdvisor.com, a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp, with respect to its acquisition of HomeStars, the leading Canadian home services platform connecting homeowners with service providers
  • The underwriters in connection with H&R REIT's $200 million bought deal debenture offering
  • The syndicate of agents in OMERS Realty Corporation's completion of a $375 million private placement of debentures
  • The syndicate of agents in connection with H&R REIT's $200 million offering of unsecured debentures
  • Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. in its going private transaction with Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
  • CI Financial Corp. in connection with the secondary offering by The Bank of Nova Scotia of 82,800,000 common shares for gross proceeds of approximately $2.616 billion, underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc., RBC Capital Markets and GMP Securities L.P.
  • Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. in connection with the $122 million bought deal offering of subordinate voting shares of Gluskin Sheff by the Selling Shareholders and the elimination of its dual class share structure
  • Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. in its going private transaction with Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

In 1995, Allan was seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission as a corporate finance solicitor. Allan was also a member of the Securities Subcommittee of the Ontario Bar Association Business Law Section which group comments on proposed changes to securities legislation on behalf of the Ontario Securities Bar. Allan has also delivered lectures on various securities and corporate law matters for the Ontario Bar Association.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1991)
York University (M.B.A., 1988)
York University (B.B.A., 1987)
Osgoode Professional Development (Certificate in Mining Law)