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  • A Slow Burn: The Cannabis Sector May be Ready for Market Consolidation

    The first half of 2020 saw a significant decline in M&A activity as capital markets were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the second half of the year saw a surge in M&A activity that is expected to continue into 2021. One industry that may be particularly well primed for M&A activity in 2021 i … Read more »

  • Corporate Divorce: An Analysis of Divestments and Lessons to Carry Forward

    In the midst of these unprecedented times, many companies are looking to mergers and acquisitions to realize new growth opportunities and diversify; however, before heading down this road, one question needs to be asked: is it a marriage built to last or is it doomed from the start? A recent paper, … Read more »

  • MAC/MAE Clauses in the Context of COVID-19

    A recent Ontario decision of Fairstone Financial Holdings Inc. v. Duo Bank of Canada (“Fairstone”) became the first Canadian case to consider material adverse change (“MAC”) or material adverse effect (“MAE”) clauses in the context of COVID-19.  In Fairstone, Duo Bank of Canada sought to invoke the … Read more »

  • Does board diversity lead to better M&A outcomes?

    Board diversity has been at the forefront of the Canadian governance landscape for a number of years, and has recently been the subject of increased stakeholder focus. While gender and racial parity are ends in themselves, recent research shows that board diversity may be particularly beneficial in … Read more »

  • Navigating through Uncertainty: The U.S. Election’s Effect on Canadian Markets

    After a highly contested election that was observed all over the world, Joe Biden – the Democratic Party nominee –  was elected as the 46th President of the United States . Leading up to the election, North American markets continued to see weeks of stagnant trading as investors held back due to the … Read more »