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Business Law

Timing is Everything: Public Disclosure Obligations in M&A Transactions

Increased volatility in the financial markets and overall economic uncertainty continue to affect corporate planning and go-forward strategies. The drive to increase shareholder value may cause management to seek out and assess a broader range of enhancement and maximization alternatives. Current market conditions have created opportunities for both the hunter and hunted. Canadian reporting issuers (sometimes referred to as public companies) should be keenly aware of their continuous disclosure obligations as they proceed down the path towards a business combination, corporate sale or other strategic opportunity. Canadian securities legislation distinguishes between a ‘material fact’ and a ‘material change’. A material...

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