Dassault Systèmes S.A. (“Dassault”) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DExperience Company and world leader in 3D design, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, through a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, Dassault Systemes Acquisition Corp., completed the purchase of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Eagle Parent Canada Inc., thereby acquiring 100 per cent control over Gemcom Software International Inc. (“Gemcom”), a Vancouver-based geological modeling and simulation company considered a world leader in mining industry software solutions with operations in over a dozen jurisdictions across the globe. The all-cash transaction had an aggregate purchase price of approximately $360 million.
Gemcom was represented by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a team comprising Francis Chang and Joanna Myszka (corporate/IT); Khaled Shariff (corporate); Dana Siddle (corporate/IT); Josh Tarnow (corporate); Bruce Sinclair (tax); Michael Howcroft (labour and employment); Andrea Piercy (litigation); Jason Gudofsky (competition) and Anil Bhole (IP); and by Goodwin Procter LLP with a team comprising Mark Burnett, Danielle Lauzon, Evan Kearns and James Xu (corporate); Kelsey Lemaster and Todd Gluth (tax); Todd Hahn (antitrust); Joel Lehrer (IP) and Scott Webster (employee benefits).
The vendors, including, among others, JMI Equity Fund VI, L.P., the Carlyle Group and Pala Investments Holdings Limited, were represented by Goodwin Procter LLP, with a team comprising Mark Burnett, Danielle Lauzon, Evan Kearns and James Xu.
Dassault's in-house legal team consisted of Sophie Ferracci, Florian Simon and Laura Grenon. Dassault was also represented by Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg LLP, with a team comprising Franziska Ruf, Elliot Greenstone, Fotini Gagaoudakis, Jonathan Ostrzega (corporate); Mario Cavalancia (tax) and Mark Katz (competition); and assistance from Lawson Lundell LLP with a team comprising Valerie Mann and Samantha Fenton (corporate).