Nelvana Limited Completes $62 Million Cross-Border Public Offering

On June 6, 2000, Toronto-based Nelvana Limited, a leading integrated children’s entertainment company, completed a cross-border public offering and concurrent listing on Nasdaq of approximately $62 million of its subordinate voting shares. The lead underwriter for the offering was Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., and the co-managers were SG Cowen and RBC Dominion Securities.
Legal advice to Nelvana was provided by Hatty Reisman, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with assistance from Canadian counsel Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP with a team of Jean Fraser, Mark Trachuk, Jonathan Lundy, Katy Waugh and Greg Wylie and US counsel Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (New York) by Michael Littenberg, Brett Director and Joel Schmidt. The underwriters were represented in Canada by Philippe Tardif and Martha Rafuse of Lang Michener and in the United States by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP’s Christopher Morgan, Michael Smith and Jonathan James.