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 ranked among top law firms for Canadian M&A

In Bloomberg’s Canadian M&A legal advisory league tables for the first quarter of 2018*, Miller Thomson ranked second for volume of deals, having been credited with 26 transactions. This strong showing follows a banner year in 2017 when the firm...

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Thomson Reuters identifies Miller Thomson as mid-market M&A leader

On January 11, 2018, Thomson Reuters published its 2017 mid-market M&A league tables for legal advisors* and Miller Thomson was assigned two top rankings. Miller Thomson advised on 139 Canadian mid-market M&A deals in 2017, leading all firms globally by...

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Miller Thomson tops Bloomberg’s 2017 year end league tables

Bloomberg has published its M&A and capital markets league tables for 2017 and Miller Thomson leads the rankings by a number of key measures.* Miller Thomson was ranked #1 for Canadian M&A, having been credited with the most Canadian M&A...

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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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James Swanson to speak at the Entrepreneurial Development Conference & Expo

Jim Swanson speaks on the panel entitled BDC Presents: Money Talks Part II: Planning for a Successful Business Transaction on March 3 & 4, 2018 in Calgary. He will be discussing mergers and acquisitions, including corporate structure, legal documentation, due...

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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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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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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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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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TVA Group to acquire Serdy Média and Serdy Vidéo in $24 million transaction

Counsel to Serdy Média Inc. and Serdy Vidéo Inc.

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Chartwell acquires four Edmonton retirement communities in $297.9 million transaction

Counsel to one of the vendors

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Alabama Graphite acquired by Westwater Resources

Counsel to Alabama Graphite Corp.

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Mountain Province Diamonds completes business combination with Kennady Diamonds

Counsel to the special committee of Mountain Province Diamonds

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Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services expands services with transfer of 263 housing units

Counsel to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services

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Crown Holdings completes acquisition of Signode Industrial Group Holdings

Canadian counsel to Crown Holdings, Inc.

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White Squirrel Investments acquires Bayview Golf Club

Counsel to White Squirrel Investments Ltd.

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GFL Environmental acquires Smithrite Disposal and Carney’s Waste Systems

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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Safety Express acquires Norclean

Counsel to Norclean and its shareholders

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CanLII acquires Lexum

Counsel to CanLII

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Miller Thomson tops Bloomberg’s 2017 year end league tables

Bloomberg has published its M&A and capital markets league tables for 2017 and Miller Thomson leads the rankings by a number of key measures.

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