With the European Union granting its conditional approval in late March, and U.S. antitrust authorities reportedly set to give their thumbs-up signal, Canada’s competition regulator has yet to issue its decision on Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto. The US$66 billion deal, which was originally announced in September 2016, has significant implications in the Canadian market,… Read More

As the independent law enforcement agency tasked with administering┬áCanada’s Competition Act, the Competition Bureau operates on the fundamental assumption that competition is good for both businesses and consumers. So when examining a merger or acquisition, the Bureau will go through three main steps to determine whether a deal will result in reduced┬ácompetition: “We look specifically… Read More

 

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