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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.

Sunrise Senior Living REIT Completes $270.9 Million Initial Public Offering


Areas Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Finance and Securities, Environmental Law, Health Care Law, REITs and Income Securities, Tax


Goodmans represented the underwriters in connection with the completion by Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: SZR.UN) (“the REIT”) of its $270.9 million initial public offering of 27.09 million trust units. The underwriting syndicate was led by TD Securities and Scotia Capital, and included RBC Dominion Securities, BMO Nesbitt Burns, CIBC World Markets, National Bank Financial and Canaccord Capital. Concurrently with the closing of its IPO, the REIT issued $25 million principal amount of subordinated convertible debentures to Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ) (“Sunrise”). 

The REIT used the proceeds of the offering to acquire 15 senior living facilities in the United States and 9 senior living facilities in Canada from Sunrise, its promoter, and Sunrise’s joint-venture partners. The REIT also entered into a long-term strategic alliance agreement with Sunrise that gives the REIT a right of first offer to finance the development of, and subsequently acquire, any senior living facility proposed for development by Sunrise in Canada.