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Tag Archives: Competition Bureau

Private Equity in the Cross-Hairs of the Competition Regulator: Lessons Learned from Thoma Bravo

Posted in Mergers & Acquisitions
In recent years, competition/antitrust enforcers around the world, including Canada, have taken a marked interest in private equity deals.  As part of a broader global trend of tougher merger enforcement, private equity firms that have taken ownership positions (controlling or minority) in portfolio companies that are competitors have been subject to heightened scrutiny.  The litigation and… Continue Reading

Competition Act and Investment Canada Act Thresholds Announced for 2019

Posted in Investment Funds
The Competition Bureau announced the 2019 transaction-size pre-merger notification threshold under the Competition Act increased to C$96 million from C$92 million, effective February 2, 2019. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada also announced new foreign investment review thresholds under the Investment Canada Act, effective January 1, 2019. For more information about the new thresholds under… Continue Reading