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Goodmans Deals & Cases

This section contains brief summaries of selected significant cases and transactions.  You'll also find representative lists  - by year - of major transactions and cases where Goodmans' involvement is a matter of public record or where inclusion in the list has been authorized by our clients.

Acasta Enterprises Completes Canada’s First SPAC Qualifying Acquisition

2017

Areas Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Real Estate, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Finance and Securities, Employment and Labour, Environmental Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Pensions, Private Equity, Tax

Summary

Goodmans represented Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) in the completion of its $1.2 billion qualifying acquisition of 100 per cent of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership and JemPak Corporation, two of North America’s leading private-label consumer staples businesses, and Stellwagen Group (“Stellwagen”), a best-in-class commercial aviation finance advisory and asset management business based in Ireland and the United States.  Concurrent with closing, Acasta completed a $160 million private placement and $150 million credit facilities, and announced the launch of its first long-term multi-billion dollar private equity fund. This transaction is Canada’s first qualifying acquisition by a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC).  It is also understood to be the first multiple target acquisition by any SPAC in the world.