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Public M&A

Fasken has earned its reputation based on its deep subject matter expertise, in-depth industry knowledge and hands on leadership of complex domestic and cross-border transactions.
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Our team of dedicated and experienced public M&A experts focuses on client goals and objectives and exceeding expectations.


Because no two M&A deals are alike, we structure transactions to meet clients’ unique objectives.  Identifying potential issues and regulatory requirements at an early stage allows us to propose solutions to meet these objectives.  This - along with the collective insight from hundreds of deals across our firm – is what creates value for our clients.


Stakeholder positions, including those of shareholders, creditors and others, influence deal structure and strategy.  Should disputes arise, you’ll have one of the leading contested transactions legal teams on your side.


Our clients range from start-ups to industry leaders and include private equity funds, strategic buyers, boards of directors and independent committees, as well as public companies listed on stock exchanges throughout the world. 


Our public M&A expertise is expansive, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, contested transactions, leveraged buy-outs, spin-outs, recapitalizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and proxy contest and take-over defence planning. 


We have expertise in a variety of industries, including mining, energy, transportation, agribusiness, financial institutions, investment funds, telecommunications and technology.


More than 100 Fasken lawyers focus on advancing M&A strategies for clients every day. Another 400 are available to step in with specific advice on tax strategies, competition and foreign investment laws, acquisition financing, labour and employment, corporate finance, intellectual property, foreign corrupt practices and government relations. This makes our M&A team one of the largest and most integrated in Canada and elsewhere.


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