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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.

L'Oreal Acquires CeraVe and Two Other Skincare Brands from Valeant Pharmaceuticals for US$1.3 Billion


Areas Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Corporate and Commercial, Health Care Law, Intellectual Property , Mergers and Acquisitions


Goodmans acted as Canadian counsel to L'Oréal USA Inc. (L'Oréal) in connection with its acquisition of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s skincare brands CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi for a cash purchase price of US$1.3 billion. CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi will become part of L'Oréal's Active Cosmetics Division, which includes brands such as La Roche-Posay, Vichy and SkinCeuticals that are developed with and endorsed by health professionals - dermatologists, pediatricians and other physicians.