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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.

Onex Corporation Announces C$5 Billion acquisition of WestJet Airlines Ltd.

2019

Areas Banking and Finance Law, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Corporate Finance and Securities, Employment and Labour, Mergers and Acquisitions, Pensions, Tax

Summary

Goodmans LLP acts as counsel to Onex Corporation (“Onex”) in connection with its announcement that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Onex will acquire all outstanding shares of WestJet in an all-cash transaction valued at CDN $5 billion.  Under the terms of the agreement, Onex will acquire each WestJet share for $31.00, after which WestJet will operate as a privately-held company.