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M&A Overview

Mergers and Acquisitions

Fasken's M&A group provides strategic counsel in all aspects of local and cross-border M&A, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and contested corporate transactions such as proxy battles and hostile take-overs. 

Mergers and Acquisitions

We have a leading cross-border M&A practice in Canada. Our industry strengths include Life Sciences, Energy, Financial Institutions, Technology, Consumer Products, and Real Estate. Supported by leading tax, competition/anti-trusts and other specialists, our M&A deal team has the experience to provide efficient, business-oriented advice on all aspects of cross-border M&A, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and contested corporate transactions.

With more than 100 practitioners, we can respond quickly and effectively to any Public M&A and Private M&A transaction, regardless of timing, size, scope or complexity. Our experience with market leaders has established our reputation as a manager of large and complex M&A transactions. We frequently advise on Canada's most noteworthy transactions as well as on complex cross-border deals.

We represent both domestic and foreign capital market participants in all aspects of M&A and corporate finance activity. Our clients range from start-up enterprises to some of the world's leading public companies, financial institutions, private equity firms, asset managers, investment banks, and investors.

Interdisciplinary Expertise

Our M&A deal team is supported by recognized experts in all major Canadian markets, including tax, competition and antitrust, environmental, real estate, financial institutions, labour/employment, pensions, banking, technology and intellectual property and litigation. With over 700 lawyers in Canada, we have the resources and experience to handle the most complex and time-sensitive M&A mandates.

International Reach

With offices across Canada and in London and Johannesburg, we combine international reach with expertise in each jurisdiction and business practices to provide value-added service on complex, multi-jurisdictional M&A engagements. As a result, we are frequently engaged on M&A mandates by clients conducting business internationally and act as lead counsel on transactions involving public companies listed on stock exchanges throughout the world.

How Can We Help?

  • Private M&A
  • Public M&A
  • Contested corporate transactions, including hostile take-over bids and proxy contests
  • Board and Special Committee advisory
  • Shareholder advisory
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Acquisition financing
  • Corporate governance