Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. closed its US$132.6 million registered underwritten secondary public offering of Lions Gate common shares by Bank of America, N.A. in connection with certain derivative transactions entered into between Bank of America, N.A., Liberty Global Incorporated Limited and Discovery Lightning Investments Ltd. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as sole underwriter.
Lions Gate is a premier next-generation global content leader. Its common shares are listed on the NYSE under the symbol “LGF.”
Dentons Canada LLP acted as counsel for Lions Gate Entertainment. The Dentons team was comprised of Allen Garson, Corey MacKinnon, Michael Stephens (corporate securities) and Larry Nevsky (tax). Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP (US) acted as US counsel to the issuer.
Manager’s/underwriter’s legal counsel was Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (US) and Stikeman Elliott LLP (Canada). The Simpson Thacher team included Bill Brentani, Joyce Xu, Ryan Coombs and Andrew Simon-Rooke (capital markets), Linda Barrett and Leah Segall (executive compensation and employee benefits), Marcela Robledo (intellectual property), Alexis Coll-Very and Brandon Martin (regulatory) and Katharine Moir and Judy Yan (tax). The Stikeman Elliott team included William Scott, Mihkel Voore and Christian Brands (derivatives/securities) and Jonathan Willson and Jill Winton (tax).