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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.

SMART Technologies Completes US$660 Million IPO


Areas Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Finance and Securities, Private Equity, Tax, Technology


Goodmans represented Apax Partners, a selling shareholder in connection with SMART Technologies Inc.’s ("SMART") completion of its initial public offering of 38,830,000 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares in the United States and Canada at a price of US$17 per share. The offering consisted of 8,800,000 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares issued from treasury and 30,030,000 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares sold by Intel Corporation and School S.a.r.l. (an affiliate of Apax Partners), the selling shareholders.

Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank Securities, RBC Capital Markets, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse acted as joint bookrunners for the offering. CIBC, Cowen and Company, Piper Jaffray and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel acted as co-managers.

SMART, based in Calgary, Alberta, is a global provider of interactive whiteboards and complementary solutions to the education, business and government sectors.