June 30, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the imposition of safety measures by governments around the world, including that in Canada, to protect the health of their citizens. Similarly, businesses have imposed safety measures to protect their employees. These measures include restrictions on...
Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions – A Guide for Foreign Investment Banks and Bidders, 8th ed.
An informative reference for foreign and domestic acquirers, targets, investment banks, shareholders and others, Davies’ Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions guide has been fully updated for 2017. Drawing on our extensive experience in multijurisdictional merger and acquisition transactions, this guide provides an insight into Canadian acquisition transactions and related tax and regulatory considerations. This eighth edition discusses the following:
- takeover bid rules
- plans of arrangement
- pre-bid considerations and post-bid steps
- ownership reporting
- directors’ duties in change of control transactions
- the Competition Act, the Investment Canada Act and other restrictions on foreign investment
- critical tax issues for acquirers, targets and shareholders
June 15, 2020 - With much of the world focused on the immediacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its heavy human and economic toll, we have cast our eyes optimistically on the (near, we hope) future when companies regain sufficient confidence to re-enter the public M&A market in large numbers. Although...