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Dentons advises Shaw Communications on $1.6 billion acquisition of WIND Mobile

04 Jan 2016

On December 16, 2015, Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw) (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced its agreement to acquire a 100% interest in Mid-Bowline Group Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) by way of plan of arrangement for an enterprise value of approximately CA$1.6 billion.

The Dentons team advising Shaw on this high-profile transaction is led by Bill Jenkins, Corporate Partner and Global Vice Chair, and comprises Toby Allan, Allen Garson, Corey MacKinnon, Byron Reynolds and Dan Shea (corporate), Michael Schafler and Ara Basmadjian (litigation), Barry Zalmanowitz (regulatory), Kirsten Embree (telecommunications), Anne Calverley (tax), Barb Johnston and April Kosten (employment).

Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, serving 3.2 million customers through a reliable and extensive fibre network. WIND is Canada’s largest non-incumbent wireless services provider, serving approximately 940,000 subscribers across Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta with 50MHz of spectrum in each of these regions. This acquisition will enhance Shaw’s product offering by expanding mobile service capabilities and enabling development of a best-in-class converged wireline and wireless network.

Matter Type
M&A: Acquiror's Counsel
Industry
Technology, Media & Telecoms
News Category
M&A
Technology, Media & Telecoms