Shareholder activism in Canada continues to evolve, with a broad range of tactics and defenses available and with participation from domestic and other investors. This important trend was recently discussed by Stikeman Elliott’s Philip Henderson and Ramandeep Grewal in a Q&A-style Practical Law publication entitled Shareholders’ Rights in Private and Public Companies.
Topics covered include the following:
- Shareholder rights under Canadian laws;
- Goals of shareholder activism;
- Strategies of activist shareholders in Canada;
- Legal and regulatory tools available to activist shareholders;
- Red flags and preventative steps for companies;
- Responding to activism when it happens;
- Trends and developments.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.