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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.

BlackRock acquires Merrill Lynch Investment Managers


Areas Banking and Finance Law, Employment and Labour, Pensions, Privacy and Data Protection, Tax


Goodmans acted as Canadian counsel to BlackRock, Inc. in its US$9.7 billion acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.’s investment management business, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, creating one of the world’s largest asset management firms with approximately $1 trillion in assets under management.  BlackRock is one of the world’s largest publicly traded investment management firms.