Logitech International Acquires Intrigue Technologies

On May 5, 2004, Logitech International SA, through a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, acquired all of the common shares of Intrigue Technologies Inc. for US$29 million in cash, plus a possible performance-based payment, tied to certain future sales revenues being reached.

Intrigue Technologies offers the “Harmony Remote” line of advanced remote controls, and Logitech International provided products for the living room, with its controllers and audio products for console gaming and control devices for personal computers.

Logitech International was represented in-house by Catherine Valentine, general counsel, Kevin Harris, associate general counsel, and Tom Kaweski, corporate counsel; and by Fraser Milner Casgrain, with a team that included David Ujimoto, Michael Beairsto, Tom Lo and Gillian Akai (corporate/information technology), Peter Bouzalas and Caroline Wang (corporate) and Christopher Steeves (tax).

Intrigue Technologies Inc. and the individual vendors were represented by Keyser Mason Ball, with a team that included Ian Wick, John Ball and Paul Kotschorek (corporate), Arun Menon (information technology/intellectual property) and Mary J. Main (tax/trusts).