TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Torys LLP released its 8th annual M&A Top
Trends today. Each year the international business law firm identifies
and discusses trends in mergers and acquisitions and how these
developments will shape the year ahead. The 2013 report focuses on
international transactions, hostile bids, shareholder activism, deal
litigation and foreign investment.
We anticipate that the following five trends will shape business in
Canadian acquirors will focus on mitigating risk as outbound deals
Hostile bids will become more difficult as target boards "just say
Activist-driven transactions will increase.
Shareholder litigation will rise.
Foreign investors will change their investment strategies to compete for
Canadian oil and gas assets.
To read the entire text of our M&A Top Trends for 2013, and to watch the
accompanying video, please visit www.torys.com/matrends2013.
About Torys LLP
Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with a
reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork. Our M&A Practice is
known for its experience in sophisticated, complex and innovative
mergers and acquisitions. We are involved in high-profile transactions,
both public and private, for companies of all sizes. On cross-border
and global M&A transactions, we provide seamless service to clients in
Canada, the United States and internationally.
SOURCE: Torys LLP
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