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ASX Requirement for Non-transferable Exchangeable Shares may Disadvantage Australian Corporations looking at a Canadian Acquisition Transaction

Posted in Competition / Foreign Investment, Cross-Border M&A, Tax Issues

On March 31, 2014, Mamba Minerals, together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Champion Exchange (Canco), completed the acquisition of all of the common shares of Champion Iron Mines (Champion) by means of a court-approved plan of arrangement. The transaction was structured …

U.S. and Canadian Law: Six Key Differences for Investors

Posted in Competition / Foreign Investment, Cross-Border M&A, Employment and Pension Issues, Securities Law, Tax Issues

While Canada’s legal environment will feel familiar to companies and counsel from the U.S., Europe and Commonwealth countries, there are some significant points of distinction. In this article, Samantha Horn and Kaleb Honsberger of Stikeman Elliott’s M&A Group consider six …

Energy M&A in Canada: The Top Ten Trends for 2013

Posted in Competition / Foreign Investment, Cross-Border M&A, Marketplace Trends, Private Equity, Take-Over Bids / Tender Offers

It’s generally agreed that 2012 was a difficult year for the oil and gas industry in Canada. No part of the industry was spared from challenging times. Indications of these difficulties included:

  • Persistent wide differentials in prices for Canadian oil

Canadian M&A in 2013

Posted in Competition / Foreign Investment, Controlled Auctions, Cross-Border M&A, Defensive Tactics, Employment and Pension Issues, Marketplace Trends, Negotiated Transactions, Private Equity, Securities Law, Shareholder Rights, Take-Over Bids / Tender Offers, Tax Issues

In the first of a two-part series looking at the state of M&A law in Canada, members of Stikeman Elliott’s national M&A group discuss 2013’s top issues and trends from a variety of perspectives. Part One begins with an overview …

Controlled Auctions in Canada: Tactics and Legal Strategy

Posted in Competition / Foreign Investment, Controlled Auctions, Cross-Border M&A, Directors’ Duties and Liabilities, Marketplace Trends, Negotiated Transactions, Private Equity, Proxy Fights

Despite the uncertainty and volatility continuing to affect both the global economy and North American capital markets, controlled auction transactions in the Canadian marketplace remain remarkably active, especially in the mid-market. Before venturing into these tempting waters, sellers and buyers …