Mergers, Acquisitions and Special Situations

DFH has extensive experience supporting our clients during transaction processes and special situations, working closely with them and their banking and legal advisors.


  • M&A preparation; friendly and hostile mergers and acquisitions
  • Positioning State-Owned Enterprise investments
  • Restructurings
  • Asset transactions – Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Proxy contests
  • Policy and regulatory issues affecting potential transaction outcomes

Companies can encounter significant stakeholder issues during these processes – from investors, governments, regulators, media, customers, competitors, employees and trade unions, communities, NGO’s and others.  DFH helps clients anticipate and manage stakeholder issues, and supports effective communications with critical stakeholders throughout transaction processes.

DFH also has extensive experience and knowledge of the Canadian policy environment relating to transactions, with particular emphasis on the Investment Canada review and approval process and competition issues.

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