Tag Archives: Canada

It’s August in an Election Year – No Rest for the Trump Administration on Trade Actions

Despite the Congressional recess and continued focus on COVID-19 economic relief, Trump officials announced several major trade actions over the last week that could impact global trade and supply chains.  Here is a quick round-up of recent developments and what may be coming next.… Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Empower Retirement, Great-West Lifeco, Power Corp. of Canada and Personal Capital Corporation

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer:  Empower Retirement, LLC (US); Great-West Lifeco Inc. (Canada); Power Corporation of Canada (Canada) Acquired:  Personal Capital Corporation (US) Value:  US$825 million Industry:  Financial Services Empower Retirement, LLC, a US subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc., a publicly traded Canadian financial services holding company (TSX:GWO) that is majority owned by the publicly traded … Continue Reading

US Officials Finalize Passenger Travel Restrictions in Response to COVID-19

Effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 20, 2020 the United States limited non-essential travel across its northern and southern borders through April 20, 2020. The decision comes following negotiations with Canada and Mexico in response to the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The restrictions target passengers, not cargo.  Administration officials continue … Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: WSP Global Inc. and Ecology and Environment Inc.

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing   Acquirer:             WSP Global Inc. (Canada) Acquired:            Ecology and Environment Inc. (US) Value:                   Approx. US$67.3 Million Industry:             Engineering; Industrial Products & Services… Continue Reading

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 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
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