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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.

Groupe Marcelle Acquires Lise Watier Cosmetiques


Areas Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property , Private Equity, Tax


Goodmans represented the selling shareholders, led by Imperial Capital Corporation in connection with Groupe Marcelle Inc.'s acquisition of Lise Watier Cosmetiques Inc., restoring the company to Quebec-based ownership.  With this acquisition, Groupe Marcelle Inc. becomes the largest Canadian-owned company in the beauty care products industry, carrying the brands Marcelle, Lise Watier, Annabelle and CW Breggs and Sons. The acquisition included a concurrent debt financing involving the Bank of Montreal and an $18 million investment in Groupe Marcelle by the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.