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Canadian M&A in 2013 – Part II

Posted in Cross-Border M&A, Defensive Tactics, Marketplace Trends, Private Equity, Proxy Fights, Securities Law, Shareholder Rights, Take-Over Bids / Tender Offers

In the second 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 Two includes reports on developments …

Canadian Companies Easier Targets for Activist Investors than U.S. Companies

Posted in Directors’ Duties and Liabilities, Marketplace Trends, Proxy Fights, Securities Law, Shareholder Rights

Many features of the Canadian regulatory framework are friendly to shareholders and make it easier for activist investors to take action against management. Specifically, it is easier in Canada for shareholders to requisition meetings and nominate directors, the threshold for …

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 …