Position statements regarding concluded merger reviews

Below is a searchable list of the Bureau’s position statements regarding certain complex merger reviews.

Where possible, the Bureau will publicly communicate the results of certain investigations, inquiries and merger reviews by way of a position statement. This is consistent with our commitment to providing transparency to the antitrust community, industry stakeholders and the public.

In the case of a complex merger review, a position statement briefly describes the Bureau's analysis of a proposed transaction and summarizes its main findings.

For a list of ongoing reviews and reviews conducted by the Bureau and their outcomes, please consult our report of merger reviews.

For information on non-merger-related investigations, you may consult the following lists:


Position statements regarding complex merger reviews
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2022-05-24 Competition Bureau statement regarding GFL’s acquisition of Terrapure industrial waste services, IWS, oil recycling services, ORS
2023-04-18 Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of Paper Excellence’s acquisition of Resolute Forest Products pulp and paper, Domtar, purchase of wood fibre, sale of pulp to third parties, Asia Pulp and Paper
2023-05-31 Competition Bureau statement regarding the acquisition by Superior of Certarus propane, natural gas, distribution, heating, power generation, Northern Ontario
2021-12-21 Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of S&P Global’s proposed merger with IHS Markit Ltd. Global, IHS Markit, News Corporation, financial indices, petrochemicals
2021-12-08 Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of Paper Excellence’s acquisition of Domtar pulp, paper manufacturers ,wood fibre, woodchips, logs, pulp, sawmills, plywood, paper, Fraser, mill, free on board, FOB
2021-11-26 MacEwen’s acquisition of retail gasoline sites from Quickie Petroleum, convenience stores, Maxville, gas, retail gas, gasoline, gas station
2021-07-26 Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of Aon’s acquisition of Willis Towers Watson Business Combination Agreement, Dublin, risk management
2021-07-07 Proposed joint venture between Federated Co-operatives Limited and Blair’s Family of Companies fertilizer, crop protection products, seeds
2020-09-11 Competition Bureau statement regarding WESCO's acquisition of Anixter Datacom Business; products and pole line hardware; PHL
2020-07-14 Competition Bureau statement regarding the acquisition by Elanco of Bayer Animal Health canine otitis product, animal health, poultry insecticides
2020-04-29 Competition Bureau Statement regarding the acquisition of Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc. by American Iron & Metal Company Inc. scrap metal business, schredders, steel
2020-04-22 Competition Bureau statement regarding Canadian National Railway Company’s proposed acquisition of H&R Transport Limited TransX Group, rail services
2020-01-28 Evonik’s proposed merger with PeroxyChem peroxide manufacturing, gas, mining sectors
2019-08-30 Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Aucerna software and technology, MOSAIC
2019-05-30 Parmalat Canada Inc.'s proposed acquisition of the natural cheese business of Kraft Heinz Canada ULC food products, table spreads, beverages
2018-11-13 La Coop fédérée's proposed acquisition of Cargill Limited’s grain and retail crop inputs businesses agri-food, fertilizers, seeds, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides
2018-10-26 Proposed merger between Linde AG and Praxair, Inc. food, beverages, electronics, welding
2018-10-01 United Technologies Corporation’s acquisition of Rockwell Collins, Inc. No Action Letter, NAL, United Technologies Corporation, UTC
2018-09-04 Proposed merger between Stewart and Fidelity National Financial NAL, Insurance, residential, commercial
2018-06-27 BASF’s purchase of assets from Bayer AG following its acquisition of Monsanto Company pharmaceutical, consumer health, animal health
2018-05-30 Bayer AG’s acquisition of Monsanto Company agriculture, canola, corn, soybean, wheat seeds
2018-05-16 METRO Inc.’s acquisition of The Jean Coutu (PJC) Group Inc. grocery, convenience stores, pharmacy
2017-09-28 Abbott’s acquisition of Alere Laboratories, in vitro, diseases, infections
2017-09-28 Superior Plus LP’s proposed acquisition of Canwest Propane from Gibson Energy ULC propane, crude oil
2017-09-11 Proposed merger between Agrium and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan fertilizer, phosphate, nitric acid
2017-08-22 Investigations into First Air, Canadian North and Calm Air First Air, Calm Air, Canadian North, passenger, cargo services
2017-07-06 Couche-Tard’s acquisition of CST and divestiture of certain assets to Parkland gasoline, MacEwen, heating oil
2017-06-27 Merger between Dow and DuPont seeds, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, wheat, oats, barley
2017-05-26 Acquisition of Valspar by Sherwin-Williams paint, coating, industrial, marine
2017-02-15 Acquisition of MTS by Bell Telecom, Xplornet, Telecommunications, Spectrum
2017-02-14 ChemChina's proposed acquisition of Syngenta ADAMA, weeds, herbicides, insecticides
2017-01-11 Summit Park’s acquisition of Iron Mountain assets Arkive, IRM, Comstock
2016-12-28 Acquisition of St. Jude Medical by Abbott medical, devices, surgical, heart disease, cardiovascular
2016-12-16 Acquisition of Katz Group’s healthcare by McKesson Rexall, pharmacy, pharmaceutical
2016-09-07 Couche-Tard’s proposed acquisition of retail gasoline sites from Imperial Oil gasoline, Esso, Saint-Basile, Saint-Bruno, Carleton Place
2016-09-01 CPS’s proposed acquisition of Andrukow nitrogen, fertilizers, seeds, agri-product
2016-06-28 Superior’s proposed acquisition of Canexus FTC, Federal Trade Commission, anti-competitive
2016-06-23 Proposed acquisition of Distributions pétrolières Therrien Inc.’s gasoline supply arrangements by Le Groupe Harnois inc. gas stations, Lac-Mégantic, Coaticook
2016-06-23 Proposed amalgamation of Modular Space Corporation and Williams Scotsman International ModSpace, BOXX, ATCO
2016-05-31 Acquisition of Freedom Ford Sales Limited by 1911265 Alberta Ltd. Ford, 1911265 Alberta, dealerships, Freedom Ford, Manufacturer
2016-05-31 Anheuser-Bushch InBev’s proposed acquisition of SABMiller Labatt, Brewing Company, beer
2016-05-31 Proposed merger between Marriott and Starwood Hotels, Hilton, Best Western, Autograph Collection, Courtyard, Delta, Fairfield Inn & Suites, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance, Residence Inn, The Ritz-Carlton, SpringHill Suites, Towneplace Suites
2016-05-12 Lowe’s proposed acquisition of RONA Home Depot, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, paint, fashion, fixtures, plumbing
2016-05-02 Acquisition of WendlandAg’s agri-product retail locations by CPS Agrium, agri-product, Viterra, nitrogen, fertilizer, seeds, crop protection
2016-04-01 Parkland’s acquisition of Pioneer gasoline, retailers, Dr. Igal Hendel
2016-03-31 Iron Mountain’s acquisition of Recall shredding services, destruction, paper documents, data management
2015-09-29 Acquisition of Archambault retail stores by Renaud-Bray writers, publishers, book distributors, competing bookstores, industry associations, public organizations
2015-06-17 Merger between Heinz and Kraft supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, club stores
2015-06-16 Kingspan’s acquisition of Vicwest and AGI’s acquisition of Westeel building products, grain storage
2015-05-14 BCE and Rogers’ acquisition of GLENTEL WIRELESS, sans-fiL
2015-05-04 Holcim's proposed acquisition of Lafarge cement, concrete, ready-mix
2015-03-25 Postmedia Network Inc.'s proposed acquisition of the English-language newspapers of Quebecor Media Inc. digital, advertising, markets, media
2014-04-03 CHS’s acquisition of Agrium assets grain, fertilizers
2013-09-05 Sale of Agri-Products business to Agrium nitrogen, fertilizers, seed, pesticides