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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.

Position statements
Date Transaction Hidden Search Terms
 2022-07-05 Competition Bureau statement on section 48 of the Competition Act section 48, Competition Act, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, PPSC
2022-06-27 Completion of Preliminary Investigation into Relabelled Biologic drugs Relabelled Biologic drugs, drugs, Biologic drugs, Relabelled drugs, Preliminary Investigation
2022-05-24 Competition Bureau statement regarding GFL’s acquisition of Terrapure GFL; Terrapure; Consent Agreement; acquisition
2022-05-20 Competition Bureau statement regarding its proactive monitoring of potentially anticompetitive patent litigation settlement agreements between branded and generic drug manufacturers generic drug, anticompetitive patent litigation, settlement agreements
2022-05-18 Competition Bureau statement regarding its inquiry into an exclusivity policy imposed by Turo Turo, car sharing services, protect competition
2022-03-15 Competition Bureau statement regarding its investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct of wholesalers and manufacturers of crop inputs in western Canada investigation, anti-competitive conduct, wholesalers of crop, manufacturers of crop
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
2020-04-01 Competition Bureau statement regarding its inquiry into alleged anti-competitive conduct by Otsuka Otsuka, anti-competitive conduct, Generic
2020-01-28 Evonik’s proposed merger with PeroxyChem peroxide manufacturing, gas, mining sectors
2019-09-19 Competition Bureau statement regarding its inquiry into alleged anti-competitive conduct by Enercare Enercare, anti-competitive conduct, abuse of dominance
2019-08-30 Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Aucerna software and technology, MOSAIC
2019-07-10 Competition Bureau statement regarding off-label use of vaccines off-label, use of vaccines, pharmaceutical industry
2019-05-30 Parmalat Canada Inc.'s proposed acquisition of the natural cheese business of Kraft Heinz Canada ULC food products, table spreads, beverages
2019-02-20 Inquiry into alleged anti-competitive conduct by Janssen Janssen, anti-competitive conduct, Johnson & Johnson, biosimilar products
2018-12-20 Investigation into alleged practices of Celgene, Pfizer and Sanofi Celgene, Pfizer, Sanofi, generic drug manufacturers
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
2018-02-17 Investigation into allegations of abuse of dominance by Softvoyage Inc. Softvoyage, abuse of dominance, development of software
2017-09-28 Alleged anti-competitive conduct by Loblaw Companies Limited anti-competitive conduct, Loblaw Companies Limited
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
2017-01-06 Investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct by Apple Apple, anti-competitive conduct, abuse of dominance
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
2016-11-21 Investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct by TMX Group Limited TMX Group Limited, market data, Katz, McKesson, stocks
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
2016-04-19 Investigation into alleged anti-competitive conduct by Google Google, online search, advertising services
2016-04-18 Teva’s acquisition of Allergan’s generic pharmaceuticals business Teva, generic pharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals business
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
2015-08-14 Acquisition de Hospira par Pfizer Acquisition, Hospira, Pfizer
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
2015-02-23 Inter-conditional transaction between GlaxoSmithKline plc and Novartis AG involving their consumer healthcare, vaccines and oncology businesses Proposed Transaction, oncology businesses, Inter-conditional transaction, vaccines
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
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