Published by the Business Law Group
McCarthy Tétrault FRANÇAIS 2014
April
9
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Fairness Opinions – Important Ontario Court Comment

In almost every Canadian M&A transaction, the board of directors of the target company, and often also the acquiring company, will expect their financial advisors to provide a fairness opinion to the effect that the price in the proposed transaction is fair to the company and its shareholders from a financial perspective. These opinions are not legally required, but they are commonly used by boards as evidence that the directors have met their duties in approving the transaction.

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