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There’s snow business like snow business: considerations for your off-season acquisition

Eastern Canada’s ski season has officially come to a close. However, there is more reason than ever to keep an eye on the moguls.  While activities on the slopes may have ceased, market activity is often at its peak during the off-season (pun intended). For example, in April 2017, Aspen Skiing Co purchased Intrawest – the company … Continue reading

A pragmatic approach to climate risk

Climate change is a reality we cannot ignore. Media report season after season record-breaking heat, drought, bushfires, etc. The impact on businesses is real, and investors are increasingly pushing for more detailed disclosure on climate change-related issues. According to the Wall Street Journal, companies are expected to face 75 climate-related shareholder proposals this AGM season. … Continue reading

Climate change risk is serious business – are you doing your due diligence?

It’s been a hot summer. Cities around the world have experienced record-breaking temperatures and heat waves are now being recorded all over the world. In Eastern Canada alone, there have been nearly 100 heat warnings. In Oman, the town of Quriyat registered the highest minimum temperature in the world in June this year: 42.6 degrees … Continue reading

Representations and warranties: environmental liability insurance

Buyers and sellers are using representations and warranties insurance more frequently in M&A transactions as a means to enhance bids in competitive auction processes and to limit exposure to post-closing indemnification liabilities. Representations and warranties insurance has been previously discussed on this blog generally (see here, here, and here), including how it can be beneficial … Continue reading

Promising trends for Canada’s forestry industry

Mining and energy aren’t the only Canadian sectors showing promising signs in M&A activity of late. A recent Financial Post article reports that Canada’s forestry industry is also seeing a rise in sales and deal activity. The Post’s article highlights the U.S. housing market rebound and a shift towards Asian markets as key contributors to the … 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

M&A Activity in Canada’s Food and Agribusiness Sector

The Canadian food and agribusiness sector has recently been experiencing healthy activity on the M&A front. At the retail level, two very large deals were announced this summer. Facing increasing competition from United States retailers, leading Canadian grocery chains have been feeling the pressure to increase market share through acquisitions. In June, Sobeys announced its … Continue reading
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