increasing Canadian targets’ ability to use
poison pills are up for comment
The first half of 2014 has seen bigger global M&A
volumes than any other since 2007. The cash stockpiles that
many companies have been building, along with the increasingly
positive outlook for many businesses, has made the prospect of
deals more attractive. But the increasing desire of corporates
and funds to make acquisitions has been matched by targets'
willingness to fight back.
The development of new target tactics has been highly
prominent in Canada, where for years securities regulations and