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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.

L'Oreal Acquires CeraVe and Two Other Skincare Brands from Valeant Pharmaceuticals for US$1.3 Billion

2017

Areas Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Corporate and Commercial, Health Care Law, Intellectual Property , Mergers and Acquisitions

Summary

Goodmans acted as Canadian counsel to L'Oréal USA Inc. (L'Oréal) in connection with its acquisition of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s skincare brands CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi for a cash purchase price of US$1.3 billion. CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi will become part of L'Oréal's Active Cosmetics Division, which includes brands such as La Roche-Posay, Vichy and SkinCeuticals that are developed with and endorsed by health professionals - dermatologists, pediatricians and other physicians.