Cognos Completes MJDS Secondary Offering

On July 22, 2002, software company Cognos Incorporated, based in Ottawa, completes a $97 million MJDS secondary offering of its common shares, which were sold by entities afflicted with its founding shareholder, Michael U. Potter.

Cognos was represented in-house by John Jussup, vice-president and general counsel, and Diana Cianciusi, counsel, and by Kathleen Keller-Hobson and Sarah Lerchs of Torys LLP in Toronto. In the U.S., Cognos was represented by Kevin Barry and David Kantaros of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault of Davies Ward Phillps & Vineberg LLP in Montreal, and in the U.S. by jae Chung of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York.

The underwriters, led by Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. were represented on Canadian legal matters by Rob Lando and Paolo Berard of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in New York. U.S. counsel to the underwriters were Christopher Austin, Matthew Shea and Keith Higgins of Ropes & Gray in Boston.