Sept. 30, 2019 - Canada’s Competition Bureau is actively seeking and reviewing smaller acquisitions that may not exceed pre-merger notification thresholds under the Competition Act but that may nonetheless raise substantive competition issues. The Bureau’s demonstrated interest in evaluating smaller mergers...
Barrick Buys Randgold to Create World’s Largest Gold Miner
Davies acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its US$18.3-billion share-for-share merger with Randgold Resources Limited.
This multijurisdictional transaction created an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of tier one gold assets in the industry and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth. The transaction was subject to shareholder and other approvals, and closed on January 1, 2019.
The Davies team on this transaction included Melanie Shishler, Robin Upshall, Richard Fridman, Steve Cutler, Andrew Mihalik, Jessica Bullock, Chris Anderson, Geoffrey Turner, John Bodrug, Jim Dinning and Jean Teboul.
Aug. 14, 2019 - The Tribunal administratif des marchés financiers (Québec’s securities tribunal) issued a split 2–1 decision resulting in a cease trade order on an offer made by Group Mach to acquire 19.5% of Transat A.T. Inc. ’s shares. Certain features of Group Mach’s mini-tender, which was designed to potentially...