Capital Communications CDPQ Invests in Lakeshore Entertainment

Capital Communications CDPQ Inc. (a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec), Lakeshore Entertainment Corp., Lakeshore International Corp. and Mosaic Media Group, Inc. invested in Lakeshore Entertainment Group LLC. This newly formed company will be involved in production, distribution and other commercial activities relating to motion pictures, television programming, music and other audio-visual and media products. The deal closed on August 15, 2002 and its value is confidential.

Capital Communications CDPQ was represented in-house by Robert Côté, director, legal affairs; by Stikeman Elliott LLP with a team comprised of Sidney Horn, Howard Rosenoff, Gayle Noble and Nicolas Vanasse (corporate), Guy Masson and Roanne Bratz (tax); and by Paul Issler of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

The Lakeshore group was represented by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, with a team led by Frank Reddick, Linda Giunta Michaelson and Bryan Thompson.