M&a Update: Canadian Federal Budget 2017 Tax Measures

By | Deal Law Wire | March 23, 2017
Yesterday, Budget 2017 was tabled by the Liberal government. While Budget 2016 contained many significant tax changes, Budget 2017 does not. Despite having indicated in its 2015 election platform and in Budget 2016 that the Liberal government intended to eliminate a number of perceived tax advantages it considered were benefitting wealthy Canadians and not the middle class, the Liberal government deferred dealing with those perceived tax advantages, but indicated that a paper would be delivered in the coming months outlining issues and providing proposed policy changes relating to tax planning strategies being used by private corporations that provide tax advantages that may be perceived to be unfair. View Full Post
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How Deal Team Size Can Help Produce Post-transaction Synergies

By | Deal Law Wire | March 8, 2017
Regardless of whether the parties are public or private, the potential synergies that can be gained from an M&A transaction are among the most common reasons cited by acquirers when justifying their proposed transactions to stakeholders. However, without careful planning and execution, these synergies often fail to have the impact on the bottom line that management expects when deals are first conceived. View Full Post
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Canada Punches Above Its Weight-class in Cross-border Deals and Works On Attracting Greenfield and Other Private Investment

By | Deal Law Wire | February 14, 2017
Over the past few months, the Canadian government has been working to establish a source of financing for several infrastructure projects across the country. These projects include public transit initiatives, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, and smaller tailored projects for our rural and northern communities. View Full Post
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