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...
Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions – A Guide for Foreign Investment Banks and Bidders, 7th ed.
An informative reference for foreign bidders and investment banks, Davies’ Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions guide has been fully updated for 2015. Drawing on our extensive experience in multijurisdictional merger and acquisition transactions, this guide provides an insight into the types of Canadian acquisition transactions and related regulatory considerations. This seventh edition discusses the following:
- takeover bid rules
- plans of arrangement
- pre-bid considerations and post-bid steps
- directors’ duties in change of control transactions
- the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act and other restrictions on foreign investment
- selected tax issues for acquirers, targets and shareholders
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...