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Canadian M&A Law

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Category Archives: Controlled Auctions

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Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada: A Tactical Alternative?

Posted in Controlled Auctions, Marketplace Trends, Negotiated Transactions, Private Equity

While representation and warranty insurance (RWI) has been available in the Canadian and U.S. insurance marketplaces since the 1990s, it has only more recently gained traction as a risk-allocation tool in negotiated M&A transactions.[1] Together with other related insurance …

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 …