Tag Archives: Canada

President Trump: “When It Comes to Leverage, Tariffs Are King” – What You Need to Know

Since taking office in January 2017, President Trump has made use of several provisions of US law – including Section 301, targeting unfair trade practices, and Section 232, targeting threats to national security – to bring trading partners to the negotiating table. Major developments over the last two weeks could impact global supply chains across a wide range … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: BC Partners/Medina Capital/Longview Asset Management and CenturyLink

Status:  Clearance Acquirer:  BC Partners (United Kingdom); Medina Capital (US); Longview Asset Management Ltd. (Canada) Acquired:   CenturyLink, Inc. (US) Value:  Approx. US$2.3 billion Industry:  Technology Services; Network and Data Solutions… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates and DigitalGlobe

Status:   Clearance   Acquirer:  MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (Canada) Acquired:  DigitalGlobe, Inc. (US) Value:  US$3.6 billion (C$4.7 billion) Industry: Telecommunications; Aerospace   UPDATE:  On September 28, 2017, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., the Canadian global communications and information company, and DigitalGlobe, Inc., a US based satellite imagery company, “announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment … Continue Reading

NAFTA Modernization Talks – Round One Completed; Next Stop, Mexico

The first round of 5-day negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) concluded on August 20. In a joint statement released by trade officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada, they restated the commitment to updating the deal, continuing domestic consultations, and working on draft text. They also committed to a … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: AES Corp. / Alberta Investment Management Corp. and FTP Power

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  AES Corp. (U.S.) and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (Canada) Acquired:  FTP Power LLC (U.S.) Value:  US$853 Million Industry:  Energy   UPDATE: On July 25, 2017, AES and Alberta Investment Management announced that they had completed “the previously announced acquisition of FTP Power LLC d/b/a sPower (‘sPower’) for approximately $853 million in … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec/Public Sector Pension Investment Board/the National Pension Service of Korea/The Blackstone Group L.P. and Team Health Holdings, Inc.

Status: Clearance   Acquirer: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Canada), the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (Canada), the National Pension Service of Korea (Korea) and The Blackstone Group L.P. (U.S.) Target:  Team Health Holdings, Inc. (U.S.) Value:  US$6.1 billion Industry:  Healthcare   UPDATE:  On February 6, 2017, Team Health Holdings, Inc., announced the closing of … Continue Reading

NAFTA Update: US Administration Formally Notifies Congress of Upcoming Talks

On May 18, 2017, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally notified the US Congress of President Donald Trump’s intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In letters transmitted to senior Congressional leaders, Ambassador Lighthizer pledged that the administration will consult closely with Congress to ensure its negotiating positions are consistent with the … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and Empire District Electric Company

Status Update:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Canada) Acquired:  Empire District Electric Company (Missouri, U.S.) Value:  Approx. US$2.4 billion Industry:  Energy; Regulated Utilities   UPDATE:  In a recent securities filing by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Canada), it was reported that, in relation to its acquisition of Missouri based Empire District Electric … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (13-19 February 2017)

President Donald Trump hosted the Canadian and Israeli Prime Ministers at the White House last week.  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly traveled to Mexico City this week to discuss trade and security matters. Cabinet Shuffle.  Gen. Michael Flynn resigned as the National Security Advisor (NSA) last week, after … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (6-12 February 2017)

On Monday, 13 February, President Donald Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House.  President Trump hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Wednesday. The U.S. Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin to serve as Secretary of the Treasury on Monday evening.  Congress is scheduled to be in recess next … Continue Reading
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