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Private equity investments and common governance rights in investee companies
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • August 25 2015

Private equity investors (PEIs) are often a good source of capital for companies looking to start, maintain, or grow their operations and can also


When and how to use fiduciary out clauses
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • August 13 2015

Almost every acquisition agreement involving the acquisition of a public company will include a provision whereby the board of directors of the


Responding to an activist: while special committee members may face greater public scrutiny, they are not subject to a higher legal standard
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • August 13 2015

As we discussed in our previous post, a special committee established in response to an activist's approach should be comprised of independent board


Start-up crowdfunding exemption: facilitating start-up financing or risky investments?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 28 2015

Last month, an article on this blog summarized the recent amendments to the accredited investor exemption which came into effect May 5, 2015


Purchase agreements: goodwill as a distinct asset
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 7 2015

Goodwill is generally considered to be the amount paid for a business over its fair market value or its identified assets. Examples of goodwill


Doing business in Canada - navigating opportunities for investment and growth
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 2 2015

What are the key considerations when planning to establish or acquire a business in Canada? What are the potential opportunities, and where are the


Keeping it clean - clean teams: a way to keep your options open in M&A transaction
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2015

In the context of M&A transactions, the use of "clean rooms" (i.e., data rooms containing commercially sensitive information concerning a target only


Canadian mergers & acquisitions a guide for foreign investment banks and bidders
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada
  • June 11 2015

Takeover bids are regulated province by province, but Canadian securities regulators have harmonized the takeover bid regime across Canada under


M&A and bulk sales in Ontario
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • May 13 2015

The Province of Ontario has been first for a number of things. It was one of Canada's first provinces. It was the first province to pass a law which


Developments in prospectus exemptions
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 4 2015

On May 5, 2015, certain changes to the Prospectus exemptions under National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions ("NI 45-106") come into force