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|Proposed Changes to Takeover Bid Regime in Canada Would Put More Time in the Hands of Target Boards|
Fraser Bourne, Garth M. Girvan, Heidi Gordon, Graham P.C. Gow, Clemens Mayr; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014On September 11, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Notice 62-306 ¿ Update on Proposed National Instrument 62-105 Security Holder Rights Plans (Notice) and the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) Consultation Paper An Alternative Approach to...
|Shareholder Activism Goes Mainstream - After The Pershing Square Holdings IPO, Shareholder Activism Should Be On Every Corporation’s Radar|
Matthew E. Lawson, Clarke Ries; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014Shareholder activists are increasingly influential in Canada’s M&A landscape, but expect that trend to intensify with a proposal to list Pershing Square Holdings on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. The listing is expected to complete Bill Ackman’s capitalization of the new $5...
|Bitcoin Accepted Here? Funding M&A Transactions by Way of Bitcoin|
Ana Badour; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014There is no denying the increasing popularity and notoriety of the virtual currency Bitcoin. Bitcoin market capitalization currently stands in the billions of dollars, with over 13 million Bitcoins having been mined and made available for circulation. An increasing number of merchants, including...
|M&A Update: Treasury Announces New Anti-Inversion Rules|
Cadwalader Wickersham Taft LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014On September 22, 2014, the Treasury Department announced its intent to issue new regulations that will reduce the tax benefits available after an inversion and may make it more difficult for some U.S. companies to invert (the “Notice”). The Notice does not require congressional action...
|City of Socorro Considers Coop Acquisition|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014The city of Socorro, New Mexico, is analyzing the estimated costs involved in acquiring Socorro Electric Cooperative (Socorro) within the city limits. At least two-thirds of Socorro members must approve the sale should the deal move forward.
|Treasury Department and IRS Issue Long-Awaited Inversion Guidance|
Lester W. Droller, Andrew M. Eisenberg, Andrew M. Levine, Robert A. Profusek, Raymond J. Wiacek; Jones Day;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014On September 22, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS issued long-awaited inversion guidance in the form of Notice 2014-52. The Notice sets forth rules that are generally effective for acquisitions completed on or after September 22, 2014, and will be included in regulations that will be...
|Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Is Collaborative Law an Option for Resolving M&A Disputes?|
Christian W. Fabian, Brian A. Slade; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 2014Breaking up is hard to do, especially when the corporate romance sours in a merger or acquisition. Post-closing disputes in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) are complex, costly and time-consuming. In the courtship stage of an M&A deal, the parties may overlook differences, the seller...
|Canadian Securities Regulators Reach Consensus on More Target-Friendly Take-Over Bid Legislation|
Ralph Shay; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) have announced that they intend to publish a new proposal for changes to the regulation of take-over bids, replacing the two alternative proposals published for comment in March 2013. One of the previous proposals put forward by the entire...
|IRS Affirms Treatment of Short Sales for UBTI Purposes|
Jonathan R. Talansky; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 23, 2014, previously published on Sepember 12, 2014Since there are many hedge funds that utilize short selling as part of their investment strategy, it is important for hedge fund investors, including tax exempt organizations, to understand the U.S. tax treatment of these transactions. Fortunately for the exempt investors, the IRS has taken a...
|North Sea M&A: Recent Trends|
Danielle Beggs, Sam Boileau, Jeremy Cohen, Humphrey Douglas, Martin Kitchen; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014The offshore oil and gas industry in the North Sea is experiencing a defining period in its history.