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Time to rethink poison pills

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It has been 20 years since the Ontario Securities Commission first relied on its public interest jurisdiction to cease trade a shareholder rights plan, or “poison pill,” in a case called Canadian Jorex. The recent decision of the Delaware …

Fairness opinions revisited: Lessons for the board

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Fairness opinions are largely accepted as forming an essential component of the board’s review of a major business transaction. They are typically obtained from a financial adviser for the purpose of analysing the consideration that is being received or paid, …