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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.

Movie Distribution Income Fund completes initial public offering of trust units

2004

Areas Corporate Finance and Securities, Entertainment, REITs and Income Securities, Tax

Summary

Goodmans represented the underwriters in connection with Movie Distribution Income Fund's initial public offering of trust units, raising total proceeds of $156-million. The proceeds were used to acquire a 43% interest in a newly formed limited partnership, Motion Picture Distribution LP, which in turn applied the offering proceeds and bank financing to acquire the Canadian and U.K. motion-picture distribution and related businesses of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., for total consideration of approximately $231-million.