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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.

The Hillman Companies, Inc. Acquires H. Paulin & Co., Limited


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Goodmans represented H. Paulin & Co., Limited (TSX: PAP.A) (“Paulin”) in connection with the acquisition by The Hillman Companies, Inc. (Amex: HLM.Pr) (“Hillman”) of all the issued and outstanding shares of Paulin by plan of arrangement with a cash purchase price of $27.60 per share, representing a total enterprise value of Paulin of approximately $103 million.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Paulin is a leading Canadian distributor and manufacturer of fasteners, fluid system products, automotive parts, and retail hardware components.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hillman is a leading distributor of fasteners, key duplication systems, engraved tags, and related hardware to retail customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, and Australia.