Resources & Links


M&A in Canada

Stikeman Elliott's M&A in Canada is an extensive guide to the legal issues involved in the acquisition of a Canadian business, whether the transaction is public or private, friendly or hostile.  Below you will find links to the full guide as well as individual chapters.

MA in CanadaM&A in Canada (full guide)
MA in CanadaM&A in Canada: Competition and Foreign Investment Law
MA in CanadaM&A in Canada: Private Company Acquisitions
MA in CanadaM&A in Canada: Public Company Acquisitions
MA in CanadaM&A in Canada: Duties of the Target Board
MA in CanadaM&A in Canada: Minority Shareholder Protections
MA in CanadaM&A in Canada: Private Equity Investment

Specific FAQs

In addition to the resources above, we have FAQs on specific M&A topics.

Canadian OpportunityInvestment Canada Act FAQ
RetailSale of a Business: Employment, Labour and Pension Law FAQ
Oil and gasOil and Gas Employment Law: Alberta/B.C. FAQ

M&A Trends and Deal Points

Understanding market trends and deal points is key for companies at the negotiating table.  Below are two of our latest resources.

Private EquityPrivate M&A Deal Points 2017: Canada vs. USA
Oil and gasOil and Gas: Canadian Public M&A Deal Points 2015 

Other Publications

The Private Equity Review: Canada
Getting the Deal Through: Acquisition Finance 2014
Financier Worldwide: Annual Review Cyber Security & Risk Management

Doing Business in Canada

Stikeman Elliott's Doing Business in Canada is designed to give those interested in pursuing Canadian business opportunities an overview of Canadian law as it relates to business and investment.

Doing Business in CanadaDoing Business in Canada (full guide)