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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.

CanWel Building Materials Acquires California Cascade Industries for U.S.$56.6 Million


Areas Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Finance and Securities, Tax


Goodmans represented CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (CanWel) (TSX:CWX) in connection with the acquisition of California Cascade Industries (CCI) and its private placement of 8,050,000 subscription receipts for gross proceeds of $40,250,000 pursuant to a bought deal underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters. The proceeds raised under the private placement are inclusive of an additional $5,250,000 raised in connection with the exercise in full by the underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P., and including Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Haywood Securities Inc., and Cormark Securities Inc. of their option to arrange for the purchase of an additional 1,050,000 subscription receipts.

CanWel also completed a non-brokered concurrent private placement of 2,385,000 subscription receipts to certain insiders of the company with proceeds of $11,925,000 under the same terms as the private placement. The acquisition was valued at U.S.$56.6 million. In connection with the acquisition, the shareholders of a CCI affiliate elected to receive U.S.$15 million of CanWel common shares as partial consideration under the acquisition and will remain employed with CanWel for two years.

CanWel is one of Canada’s largest national distributors in the building materials and related products sector, operating distribution centres coast to coast in all major cities and strategic locations across Canada.