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Streetwise Lexpert roundup: TransAlta investors demand deal vote; Uber’s $10-billion IPO; Garda Security considers bid

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Lexpert Roundup on the Business of Law

Lexpert identifies and reports on emerging business issues and practice areas in the business of law. Whether online, in our magazine, or in the DealsWire or LitigationWire e-newsletters, we chronicle deals and lawsuits of interest, and cover issues of broad concern to the legal profession and those who purchase legal services. We hope you enjoy this sampling of our latest content.

From the DealsWire: TransAlta investors demand deal vote | Uber's $10-billion IPO | Garda Security considers bid

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The Lexpert DealsWire (subscribe here) documents facts, figures and key legal players behind recent deals. This week’s announced deal spotlight features the key players and figures in Newcrest Mining’s acquiring a 70-per-cent joint-venture interest in the Red Chris mine in British Columbia. We also look at the recently announced acquisition by Tricon Capital of all the units of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund, and its portfolio of 23 multi-family properties.

In our closed deals section, we look at Azelis acquiring Chemroy, as well as Tilray in its purchase of Manitoba Harvest.

We also look at the legal players behind the formation of GTY Technology Holdings and Mistras Group acquiring Onstream Pipeline Inspection.

What does that even mean?

From London to Washington to Ottawa, the relationship between law and politics dominates the news. One silver lining in all of this, writes Lexpert editor-in-chief Jean Cumming, is that citizens are afforded opportunities to brush up on their civics and legal education. Canadians more recently are asking a lot of questions about deferred prosecution agreements, which we newly have and Americans and Britons have had for some time.

Looking Back and Forward

Following the legalization of cannabis in October, PwC Canada’s David Planques predicted that the cannabis deals landscape in Canada would play out in three different ways: i) continued consolidation of the licensed producers (LP) landscape within Canada; ii) increased focus on international M&A; and, iii) a reduction in the number of players as expected oversupply takes its toll. For 2019 and beyond, it is this latter trend that worries observers of the cannabis deals space, Lexpert editor-in-chief Jean Cumming writes.

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