Recent proposed mergers blocked by the Canadian government and other regulators, such as the Minister of Industry’s ruling against BHP Biliton’s proposed hostile take-over bid for Potash Corporation in November 2010, the recent CRTC decision to deny BCE’s friendly bid for Astral Media and the initial rejection by the Minister of Industry of the proposed negotiated acquisition of Progress Energy by Malaysian Petronas suggest that the negotiation of the provisions in merger agreements that relate to government and regulatory approvals will become increasingly important, and will be reviewed with greater scrutiny by the parties and their boards of directors.
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In our last post, we looked at six traditional resources and more sophisticated paid services that help bring us up to speed in the M&A world. In this post we will list some of the more contemporary deal commentary resources:
- NY Times DealB%k: This blog delivers the latest news on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital and hedge funds. DealBook aggregates news from various internet sources and publications and offers a free email newsletter before the opening bell and after market close. Steven M. Davidoff, writing as The Deal Professor, is a highly regarded commentator for DealBook who
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Whether you’re a seasoned deal maker or just starting out, we all rely on various resources to stay apprised of the cutting edge developments in M&A. Given that the latest information is driven by online resources, we thought it would be appropriate to put together a list of our favourite resources that help keep us plugged in to emerging trends and events:
- SEDAR and EDGAR: SEDAR is the mandatory document filing and retrieval system for all Canadian public companies and in many ways is the equivalent of EDGAR. SEDAR is perhaps so obvious and common it doesn’t need
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