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Getting the Deal Through - Mergers & Acquisitions 2015 - Canada Chapter

July-10-2015

Lawyer Leah Boyd, Neill May
Area Mergers and Acquisitions

Summary

Canada experienced a significant increase in M&A activity in 2014; more than 50 deals were announced with values in excess of US$1 billion, including the high-profile acquisition of Tim Hortons by Burger King for C$12.5 billion.  Shareholder activism activity has also generally been on the rise in Canada.  The prevalence of shareholder activism in Canada may be due, in part, to the recognition that the legislative framework in Canada is relatively activist-friendly. Looking forward, acquisition activity may be buoyed by low interest rates and a declining Canadian dollar.

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