Tag archives: confidentiality

How deal team size can help produce post-transaction synergies

Regardless of whether the parties are public or private, the potential synergies that can be gained from an M&A transaction are among the most common reasons cited by acquirers when justifying their proposed transactions to stakeholders. However, without careful planning and execution, these synergies often fail to have the impact on the bottom line that … Continue reading

Potential pitfalls for sellers in M&A transactions

In private M&A transactions, many complex issues can arise. Keeping track of the various issues that need to be addressed is often onerous, leading to mistakes that may disadvantage a seller during the transaction, or even prevent the deal from closing. We’ve compiled few of those potential pitfalls below. Failing to retain the proper professionals A successful … Continue reading

Doing business in Canada: M&A considerations

Canada is a top destination for foreign companies and investors attracted to our wealth of natural resources, stable and sound political and financial systems, and world-class infrastructure. While Canada is an open economy and welcoming of foreign investment, there are issues that corporations and investors should keep in mind when doing business in Canada. Norton … Continue reading

The hazards of intellectual property issues in employment agreements

  This blog post was co-written with Brian Chau, an Associate in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Toronto office.   Businesses of all sizes are increasingly becoming aware of the strategic and commercial value of intellectual property (IP). Startups which are just getting off their feet; scaling businesses which are growing in both revenue and size; and … Continue reading

Seminar: Norton Rose Fulbright’s 7th Annual Mergers & Acquisitions School

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (US/Central), Norton Rose Fulbright  will be presenting its 7th Annual Mergers & Acquisitions School for corporate, in-house legal, investment banking and private equity professionals in Houston, Texas. This comprehensive program is designed for participants that desire to develop a … Continue reading

Doing business in Canada – Competition and foreign investment laws

The federal Competition Act sets out a framework to promote and maintain fair competition and applies to Canadians and non-Canadians alike. The chapter on Competition and Foreign Investment Laws (pdf 186kb) in our guide to Doing business in Canada addresses sections of the Competition Act relevant to an acquirer of an existing Canadian business, and also speaks … Continue reading

Competition Bureau to Publish Merger Register

Deal Law Wire - Norton Rose FulbrightUPDATE:  The Merger Register went live on March 9, 2012. The Competition Bureau will, at “the beginning of March”, start publishing a “Merger Register” on its website that will disclose certain information about transactions that are subject to the pre-merger notification obligations contained in the Competition Act.  Designed to increase the level of transparency at the … Continue reading
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