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Acquiring a Canadian Public Company 2023

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Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Bulletin

Fasken’s Guide to Canadian Public M&A 2023

Every public M&A transaction is unique and complex.

Buyers and sellers must be prepared to navigate an intricate landscape of corporate, securities, tax, competition (anti-trust), foreign investment and labour and employment considerations, among others.

Acquiring a Canadian Public Company provides a helpful overview of many of the legal and strategic considerations arising in Canadian public M&A for the benefit of both buyers and sellers. This includes:

  • The principal methods of acquiring a Canadian public company.
  • General rules, processes and timing applicable to these methods.
  • A target’s potential responses to an acquirer’s interest.
  • Protections afforded to minority shareholders under Canadian corporate and securities law.
  • The competition (anti-trust) regime applicable to acquisitions of Canadian targets.
  • Special considerations for foreign acquirers.

Fasken has extensive experience advising on all aspects of Canadian public M&A, and we would be pleased to discuss any aspect of our guide or your transaction with you. Our cross-country reach, deep roster of M&A experts, and consistent market-leading deal flow distinguishes us from other Canadian business law firms and confers to our clients a clear advantage.

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