Mediagrif Interactive Technologies IPO

On October 3, 2000, Montreal-based Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (Mediagrif), closed its initial public offering of 4,168,018 common shares at a price of $12 per share for a total offering of $50,016,216. Mediagrif is a leading developer, owner and operator of industry-specific or vertical business-to-business e-commerce marketplaces.

The offering was underwritten by a syndicate led by RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and included CIBC World Markets Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc. The underwriters exercised their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 625,000 common shares at the IPO price, resulting in the issuance of a total of approximately 4.8 million common shares for gross proceeds of C$57.5 million.

The Montreal office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP acted for Mediagrif and were led by Robert Paré, Louis-François Hogue, Sabah Mirzah and Pierre-Yves Leduc. The Montreal office of Ogilvy Renault represented the underwriters with a team that included Paul Raymond, Clemens Mayr, Stephen Kelly and Félix Duval (corporate and securities).