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 complete list of reviews conducted by the Bureau, and their outcomes, please consult our report of concluded merger reviews.

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

Position statements regarding complex merger reviews
Date Transaction Hidden Search Terms
2021-12-21Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of S&P Global’s proposed merger with IHS Markit Ltd.Global, IHS Markit, News Corporation, financial indices, petrochemicals
2021-12-08Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of Paper Excellence’s acquisition of Domtarpulp, paper manufacturers ,wood fibre, woodchips, logs, pulp, sawmills, plywood, paper, Fraser, mill, free on board, FOB
2021-11-26MacEwen’s acquisition of retail gasoline sites from QuickiePetroleum, convenience stores, Maxville, gas, retail gas, gasoline, gas station
2021-07-26Competition Bureau statement regarding its review of Aon’s acquisition of Willis Towers WatsonBusiness Combination Agreement, Dublin, risk management
2021-07-07Proposed joint venture between Federated Co-operatives Limited and Blair’s Family of Companiesfertilizer, crop protection products, seeds
2020-09-11Competition Bureau statement regarding WESCO's acquisition of AnixterDatacom Business; products and pole line hardware; PHL
2020-07-14Competition Bureau statement regarding the acquisition by Elanco of Bayer Animal Healthcanine otitis product, animal health, poultry insecticides
2020-04-29Competition Bureau Statement regarding the acquisition of Total Metal Recovery (TMR) Inc. by American Iron & Metal Company Inc.scrap metal business, schredders, steel
2020-04-22Competition Bureau statement regarding Canadian National Railway Company’s proposed acquisition of H&R Transport LimitedTransX Group, rail services
2020-01-28Evonik’s proposed merger with PeroxyChemperoxide manufacturing, gas, mining sectors
2019-08-30Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Aucernasoftware and technology, MOSAIC
2019-05-30Parmalat Canada Inc.'s proposed acquisition of the natural cheese business of Kraft Heinz Canada ULCfood products, table spreads, beverages
2018-11-13La Coop fédérée's proposed acquisition of Cargill Limited’s grain and retail crop inputs businessesagri-food, fertilizers, seeds, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides
2018-10-26Proposed merger between Linde AG and Praxair, Inc.food, beverages, electronics, welding
2018-10-01United Technologies Corporation’s acquisition of Rockwell Collins, Inc.No Action Letter, NAL, United Technologies Corporation, UTC
2018-09-04Proposed merger between Stewart and Fidelity National FinancialNAL, Insurance, residential, commercial
2018-06-27BASF’s purchase of assets from Bayer AG following its acquisition of Monsanto Companypharmaceutical, consumer health, animal health
2018-05-30Bayer AG’s acquisition of Monsanto Companyagriculture, canola, corn, soybean, wheat seeds
2018-05-16 METRO Inc.’s acquisition of The Jean Coutu (PJC) Group Inc.grocery, convenience stores, pharmacy
2017-09-28Abbott’s acquisition of AlereLaboratories, in vitro, diseases, infections
2017-09-28Superior Plus LP’s proposed acquisition of Canwest Propane from Gibson Energy ULCpropane, crude oil
2017-09-11Proposed merger between Agrium and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewanfertilizer, phosphate, nitric acid
2017-08-22Investigations into First Air, Canadian North and Calm AirFirst Air, Calm Air, Canadian North, passenger, cargo services
2017-07-06 Couche-Tard’s acquisition of CST and divestiture of certain assets to Parklandgasoline, MacEwen, heating oil
2017-06-27Merger between Dow and DuPontseeds, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, wheat, oats, barley
2017-05-26Acquisition of Valspar by Sherwin-Williamspaint, coating, industrial, marine
2017-02-15Acquisition of MTS by BellTelecom, Xplornet, Telecommunications, Spectrum
2017-02-14ChemChina's proposed acquisition of SyngentaADAMA, weeds, herbicides, insecticides
2017-01-11Summit Park’s acquisition of Iron Mountain assetsArkive, IRM, Comstock
2016-12-28Acquisition of St. Jude Medical by Abbottmedical, devices, surgical, heart disease, cardiovascular
2016-12-16Acquisition of Katz Group’s healthcare by McKessonRexall, pharmacy, pharmaceutical
2016-09-07 Couche-Tard’s proposed acquisition of retail gasoline sites from Imperial Oilgasoline, Esso, Saint-Basile, Saint-Bruno, Carleton Place
2016-09-01CPS’s proposed acquisition of Andrukownitrogen, fertilizers, seeds, agri-product
2016-06-28Superior’s proposed acquisition of CanexusFTC, Federal Trade Commission, anti-competitive
2016-06-23Proposed acquisition of Distributions pétrolières Therrien Inc.’s gasoline supply arrangements by Le Groupe Harnois inc.gas stations, Lac-Mégantic, Coaticook
2016-06-23Proposed amalgamation of Modular Space Corporation and Williams Scotsman InternationalModSpace, BOXX, ATCO
2016-05-31Acquisition of Freedom Ford Sales Limited by 1911265 Alberta Ltd.Ford, 1911265 Alberta, dealerships, Freedom Ford, Manufacturer
2016-05-31Anheuser-Bushch InBev’s proposed acquisition of SABMillerLabatt, Brewing Company, beer
2016-05-31Proposed merger between Marriott and StarwoodHotels, 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
2016-05-12Lowe’s proposed acquisition of RONAHome Depot, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, paint, fashion, fixtures, plumbing
2016-05-02Acquisition of WendlandAg’s agri-product retail locations by CPSAgrium, agri-product, Viterra, nitrogen, fertilizer, seeds, crop protection
2016-04-01Parkland’s acquisition of Pioneergasoline, retailers, Dr. Igal Hendel
2016-03-31Iron Mountain’s acquisition of Recallshredding services, destruction, paper documents, data management
2015-09-29Acquisition of Archambault retail stores by Renaud-Braywriters, publishers, book distributors, competing bookstores, industry associations, public organizations
2015-06-17Merger between Heinz and Kraftsupermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, club stores
2015-06-16Kingspan’s acquisition of Vicwest and AGI’s acquisition of Westeelbuilding products, grain storage
2015-05-14BCE and Rogers’ acquisition of GLENTELWIRELESS, sans-fiL
2015-05-04 Holcim's proposed acquisition of Lafargecement, concrete, ready-mix
2015-03-25Postmedia Network Inc.'s proposed acquisition of the English-language newspapers of Quebecor Media Inc.digital, advertising, markets, media
2014-04-03CHS’s acquisition of Agrium assetsgrain, fertilizers
2013-09-05Sale of Agri-Products business to Agriumnitrogen, fertilizers, seed, pesticides