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Canadian Hostile Bids
Two lawyers—Aaron Atkinson and Bradley Freelan from Fasken Martineau—have published the first hostile bid study of its kind, covering every hostile bid for control of a Canadian-listed company in the past ten years. The CSA is poised to unveil some of the most sweeping changes ever undertaken under Canada’s takeover bid regime. The lawyers wanted to “join the conversation” as the new proposed rules come under increasing scrutiny.


What the Authors Say
A conversations with Messrs Freelan and Atkinson about what they think of their own study and why.

Key Findings
Excerpts from the study.


M&A on Bloomberg Radio
Whither M&A in 2015 and into 2016?
Listen to John Close, editor of The M&A Journal, discuss the future of dealmaking on the day Dell announced its $67 billion acquisition of EMC with Bloomberg's deal reporter Ed Hammond and the hosts of The Bloomberg Advantage Carol Massar and Corey Johnson.
Broadcast: October 12, 2015

A Giant Cow-Tipping By Savages
John Close, editor of The M&A Journal, discusses his book "A Giant Cow-Tipping By Savages" with the hosts of Bloomberg Radio' Taking Stock Carol Massar and Michael McKee.
Broadcast: April 13, 2015


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