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Auction in M&A: a zero-sum game?

When deciding the method by which to sell a business, auctioning is an infrequent option among Canadian business owners. Yet, this seller-oriented process is designed to secure the best price and terms possible business owners. By creating competitive tension, the auction process compels bidders to put forward the highest price they would be willing to … Continue reading

The “bitter bidder”: late bids in insolvency sales processes

An insolvent entity will often have one or more businesses that, once separated from the insolvent organization or cleansed of their existing liabilities, is quite attractive acquisition targets. For this reason, insolvency of a commercial enterprise will often lead to a court-supervised process for the sale of attractive business lines in order to maximize recoveries … Continue reading