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Canadian Public M&A Deal Study 2017

October 4, 2017

The ninth annual Blakes Canadian Public M&A Deal Study focuses on recurring and emerging issues in the structuring and negotiation of Target-supported public company acquisitions in Canada. The topics covered in the Study range from overall transaction structure and timing, such as the strategic review process and the formation of special committees, to specific contractual provisions, such as break and reciprocal break fees and non-solicitation provisions.

Blakes prepared the Study based on a review of the 50 largest Canadian Target-supported transactions announced between June 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016, excluding transactions initiated without Target support. Where noted, we have included data from prior Blakes studies, resulting in deal information taken from over 250 transactions. For additional information on the method used to prepare the Study and the transactions reviewed, see Appendices A and B.

We invite you to review the results of the Study, which we hope will provide you with valuable insight for future transactions.

To receive a copy of the Blakes 2017 Canadian Public M&A Deal Study, please contact Daniela Conti