SSA Global Technologies Acquires Ironside Technologies

Chicago-headquartered SSA Global Technologies, Inc. acquired Chicago-headquartered Ironside Technologies, Inc. on June 18, 2003. The transaction was structured as an amalgamation of Ironside with a wholly owned subsidiary of SSA, with a subsequent redemption of securities of the amalgamated corporation owned by former Ironside shareholders.

SSA is a software company and provider of e-business solutions. Ironside is a provider of Internet-based enterprise software applications designed to enhance business-to-business e-commerce.

SSA was represented in Canada by McCarthy T├ętrault LLP, with a team that included W. Ian Palm and Lara Nathans (corporate finance) and James Morand (tax); and in the U.S. by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York, with a team that included Robert Loper, Joseph Glatt and David Braffman.

Ironside was represented in Canada by Stikeman Elliott LLP, with a team that included Curtis Cusinato, Tim Chubb, Dana Porter, John Lorito and Lorna Cuthbert; and in the U.S. by Venture Law Group in California, with a team that included Steve Tonsfeldt, Mark Seneca, Gerard Murfitt and Sharon Hendricks.

Lawyer(s)

Mark W. Seneca Dana Porter Curtis Cusinato Sharon Hendricks James G. Morand W. Ian Palm Gerard Murfitt Lorna A. Cuthbert Lara Nathans Timothy Chubb John G. Lorito

Firm(s)

McCarthy Tétrault LLP Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Stikeman Elliott LLP Venture Law Group Heller Ehrman LLP Heller Ehrman LLP