Mergers & Acquisitions

Miller Thomson’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group consists of lawyers in our 12 offices across Canada who provide clients with extensive “on the ground” expertise and experience in the complex area of both Public and Private M&A. Our multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary team advises on all types of transactions, from inception to post-closing integration, including privately negotiated purchases of shares or assets, as well as public company mergers and acquisitions completed by way of take-over bids, amalgamations and plans of arrangement. We provide solutions-driven transactional services in a cost-efficient and innovative manner to achieve our clients’ objectives.

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Miller Thomson again leads Bloomberg’s Canada mid-market M&A league tables

Bloomberg has published its mid-market M&A legal advisory league tables for the first three quarters of 2017. Once again, Miller Thomson was credited with more Canadian mid-market M&A transactions (84) than any other law firm, easily outpacing the competition and...

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Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan reappointed to Ontario Business Law Advisory Council

Jennifer Babe and Andy Chan have been reappointed by the Ontario Minister of Government and Consumer Services as members of the Business Law Advisory Council. Comprised of professionals with demonstrated expertise in commercial and corporate law, the council advises the Minister...

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Miller Thomson leads Bloomberg’s Canada mid-market M&A league tables by deal count in H1 2017

In its mid-market M&A legal advisory league tables for the first half of 2017, Bloomberg credited Miller Thomson with more Canadian M&A transactions (61) than any other law firm. For Canadian M&A deal volume overall, the firm finished a very...

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M&A Awards Gala in Quebec: Two Wins for Miller Thomson

Andrew Cohen has been recognized as “Dealmaker of the Year – M&A Legal Advisor” by the Montréal M&A Club. More than 300 people from the business community and media sector attended this first M&A Awards Gala in Quebec yesterday night....

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Bloomberg ranks Miller Thomson #2 by deal count for Canadian M&A in Q1 2017

In its first quarter 2017 league tables*, Bloomberg credited Miller Thomson with advising on 29 Canadian M&A transactions, the second highest total among law firms for Canadian deals. This number outpaces the 24 transactions credited to Miller Thomson in Q1...

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Miller Thomson attracts prominent Canadian corporate finance, securities and M&A expertise

Miller Thomson has welcomed two of Toronto’s most prominent business lawyers, Lawrence Wilder and Tom Koutoulakis, who have joined the firm as partners. Wilder and Koutoulakis join the Toronto business law group that has seen 10 new partners arrive in...

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Bloomberg ranks Miller Thomson among busiest law firms for Canadian M&A in 2016

In its recently released 2016 year-end Canadian M&A league table rankings*, Bloomberg identified Miller Thomson as one of only four law firms which advised on 100 or more Canadian M&A transactions. Credited with 101 deals in 2016, the firm ranked...

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Miller Thomson again ranked among Canadian M&A leaders in Q1-Q3 2016

On October 3, 2016, Bloomberg published its M&A legal advisory league tables for the first three quarters of 2016*. Miller Thomson once again placed among the top law firms for the number of Canadian M&A deals in which it played...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Bloomberg ranks Miller Thomson among Canadian M&A leaders in H1 2016

On July 1, 2016, Bloomberg published its M&A legal advisory league tables for the first half of 2016.* Miller Thomson once again placed among the top law firms for the number of Canadian M&A deals, having advised on 43 deals...

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Alfred Apps speaks on dealing with a financially distressed company

Alfred Apps is a presenter for the Ontario Bar Association’s program on “Dealing with the Board of a Financially Distressed Company”.

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Jennifer Bishop and Lyne Gaulin are chairing the Law Society of Upper Canada’s event “Practice Gems: Essentials of the Privately Held Company 2013” on September 26, 2013.

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Andy Chan co-chairs the “9th Annual Securities and Business Law Forum” presented by Insight in Toronto, January 25-26.

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Considérations pratiques en droit des affaires et en financement

Louis-Philippe Borduas et Julien Morier présentent une conférence sous forme de « Lunch & Learn » le 1er décembre à La Gare|Espace collaboratif. La présentation porte sur les considérations pratiques légales que tout entrepreneur devrait connaître en droit des affaires et en financement. Louis-Philippe et Julien aborderont...

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What do I need to know about Mergers and Acquisitions?

The Franchise Voice, Volume 12 Issue 3

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Miller Thomson’s National M&A Work is Ranked Top Tier Among Canadian Law Firms and Globally

We are proud to acknowledge the Q1 2011 accomplishments of our M&A practitioners and close colleagues of Miller Thomson’s national corporate tax team. In the first quarter M&A league table rankings, released just after our own Federal Budget Review was...

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Mergers and Acquisitions of Franchise Systems

Franchise Voice, Canadian Franchise Association

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Court Approval of Plan of Arrangement: The Magna Decision

In August 2010, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved a plan of arrangement (“Arrangement“) which allowed Magna International Inc. (“Magna“) to eliminate its dual class share structure. A plan of arrangement is a court supervised procedure that requires the...

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CSA Staff Notice 51-333: Environmental Reporting Guidance

Introduction Increasing environmental awareness has significantly affected the manner in which businesses operate and plan for the future. With environmental regulation at the forefront of the public conscience, companies and investors have requested clarification of the continuous disclosure (“CD”) requirements...

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New Regulation For Rating Agencies

The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) have recently released for comment proposed National Instrument 25-101 Designated Rating Organizations (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule is the first attempt to regulate credit rating organizations (“CROs”) in Canada.  The CSA have, apparently,...

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IIROC New Product Due Diligence Regulatory Review – Common Deficiencies and Requirements for Written Policies, Procedures and Controls

In our Fall 2009 issue, we discussed the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (“CSA”) Staff Notice 33-315 entitled Suitability Obligation and Know Your Product (the “Staff Notice”) in which the CSA gave guidance to registrants with respect to the “know your product” and...

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CSA Staff Notice 51-332 – Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010

On an annual basis reporting issuers can benefit from reviewing the results of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (the “CSA”) continuous disclosure (“CD”) review program. The CD review program has the goal of identifying material disclosure deficiencies in the public disclosure...

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Le défi du transfert d’entreprise : Comment les aspects juridiques peuvent contribuer au succès de votre démarche, Les grandes conférences

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New Directions in Canadian Rights Plans – But Which Way?

On July 27, 2010, the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) issued its full majority reasons for its April 2010 decision to cease-trade the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholder rights plan (the “SRP”) adopted in response to a hostile bid made...

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Thermon Group Holdings announces $258 million strategic acquisition of CCI Thermal Technologies

Counsel to CCI Thermal Technologies Inc.

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Doxim Solutions completes cross-border acquisition of IDS.com

Counsel to Doxim

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Para Resources acquires Gold Road Mine

Counsel to Para Resources Inc.

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Southern Arc Minerals invests in Japan Gold

Counsel to Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

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Keywords Studios makes acquisitions in France

Counsel to Keywords Studios PLC

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Associa Canada Holdings Ltd. acquires Harmony Management

Counsel to Associa Canada Holdings Ltd.

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Creative Planogram Company acquired by SRP Companies

Counsel to Creative Planogram Company

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Telson Resources acquires Nyrstar’s Campo Morado mine in US$20 million cash transaction

Counsel to Telson Resources Inc.

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Wellness Lifestyles Inc. closes oversubscribed financing and acquisition of Canada Yoga Inc.

Counsel to Wellness Lifestyles Inc.

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GFL Environmental purchases Alberta-based waste collection and organics processing business

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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Bloomberg ranks Miller Thomson among busiest law firms for Canadian M&A in 2016

In its recently released 2016 year-end Canadian M&A league table rankings, Bloomberg identified Miller Thomson as one of only four law firms which advised on 100 or more Canadian M&A transactions.

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