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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.

Acquisition Financing of Searchlight Capital’s US$2 Billion Acquisition of Mitel Networks Corporation.

2018

Areas Banking and Finance Law, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Tax

Summary

Goodmans represented Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. (“Searchlight”) in its acquisition of Mitel Networks Corporation (“Mitel”), a global market leader in business communications, in which Searchlight acquired all the outstanding common shares of Mitel for US $11.15 per common share in cash.

The transaction involved a complicated cross border financing arrangement], and a tax-efficient post-closing reorganization of the majority of the subsidiaries of the target.

Searchlight is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. Searchlight seeks to invest in businesses where their long-term capital and strategic support accelerate value creation for all stakeholders.