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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.

Amdocs Completes Acquisition of Bridgewater Systems for $211 Million

2011

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Summary

Goodmans acted as Canadian counsel to Amdocs Limited who through its wholly owned indirect subsidiary Amdocs Canada Acquisition Corporation (collectively, “Amdocs”), acquired all of the outstanding common shares of Bridgewater Systems Corporation (“Bridgewater”) at a price of $8.20 per share in cash pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act. The aggregate consideration paid was equal to approximately $211 million.

Bridgewater and Amdocs entered into an arrangement agreement on June 16, 2011. The arrangement was approved by Bridgewater’s shareholders on August 5, 2011. A final order was issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approving the arrangement on August 12, 2011. The arrangement was completed on August 17, 2011.

Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation. Bridgewater is the leader in intelligent broadband controls and provides pre-integrated solutions for mobile and converged operators to transform their networks, optimize mobile data growth and innovate with new services.