MacDonald, Dettwiler Completes $135M Share Distribution

A $135 million secondary distribution of common shares of Richmond, B.C.-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., acquired in a bought deal from a group of shareholders consisting of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, a subsidiary of B.C. Investment Management Ltd., CAI Capital Partners & Co. II, LP and two related entities and James Richardson & Sons, Limited, was completed on April 16, 2002. The underwriting syndicate was led by RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and included TD Securities Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc. and Raymond James Financial Inc.
Alan Goodman and Shevaun McGrath of Goodmans LLP in Toronto represented the Ontario Teachers’ Board. Jonathan McCullough of McCullough O’Connor Irwin in Vancouver represented B.C. Investment Management. Simon Romano and Eric Lowy of Stikeman Elliott in Toronto represented the CAI entities. David Brown of Gray & Brown in Winnipeg represented James Richardson.
Elizabeth Harrison, Q.C., David Selley and Priya Reddy of Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy in Vancouver represented MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. The underwriters were represented by Peter Stafford, Q.C., Lata Casciano and Adrian Dirassar (securities) of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Vancouver.