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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.

Searchlight Capital Partners to Acquire Mitel Networks for US$2 Billion


Areas Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Tax


Goodmans represents Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. (“Searchlight”) in its agreement to acquire Mitel Networks Corporation, a global market leader in business communications, in an all-cash transaction valued at US$2 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Mitel shareholders will receive $11.15 per common share in cash. Upon completion of the transaction, Mitel will become a privately held company. The agreement includes a 45-day go-shop period, which permits Mitel’s Board of Directors and advisors to actively solicit, evaluate and potentially enter into negotiations with parties that make alternative acquisition proposals through June 7, 2018. The transaction is expected to close during the second half of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of shareholder, regulatory and court approvals.

Searchlight is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. Searchlight seeks to invest in businesses where their long-term capital and strategic support accelerate value creation for all stakeholders.