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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.

Sale of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group to its Secured Lenders

2020

Areas Corporate and Commercial

Summary

Goodmans LLP acted for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group in relation to the successful closing of a sale transaction with its secured lenders, led by Toronto firm Catalyst Capital Group, and it’s emergence from creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) in Canada and Chapter 15 in the United States. Catalyst bid to take control of the company in July 2020, replacing a ‘stalking horse bid’ with Cirque shareholders that included debt financing from a Quebec government body.