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Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): Acquiring a Public Company

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Legal considerations relevant to M&A transactions

Each transaction has its own unique set of facts and circumstances. Acquirors 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 other things.

Fasken has extensive experience advising on all aspects of public M&A and our cross-country reach and deep roster of experts distinguishes us from other leading Canadian business law firms, conferring to our clients a real advantage.

Acquiring a Canadian Public Company provides an overview of certain legal considerations relevant to transactions involving the acquisition of a public company in Canada. The Guide contains information regarding:

  • The principle methods by which an acquiror can acquire a Canadian public company
  • General rules, process and timing applicable to these methods
  • A target’s potential responses
  • Protections afforded to minority shareholders under Canadian corporate and securities law
  • The competition (anti-trust) regime applicable to acquisitions
  • Special considerations for foreign acquirers
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