FACTBOX-Canada takeovers of Australian companies

Nov 4 – Canadian companies will be watching how Australia
reacts to their own government’s decision on Thursday to block
Anglo-Australian miner BHP Billiton’s (BHP.AX: ) $39 billion bid
for Canadian fertiliser group Potash Corp (POT.TO: ).

Canadian investors, especially pension funds, have figured
prominently in takeovers of Australian businesses in recent
years. Following are some major pending and recent deals.
TARGET ACQUIRER VALUE STATUS
Andean Goldcorp (G.TO: ) $3.6 bln Govt
Resources
approved
(AND.AX: )(AND.TO: )
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Intoll Canada Pension Plan $3 bln Govt
(ITO.AX: ) Investment Board
approved
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Prime Brookfield Infrastructure $1 bln Needs
govt
Infrastructure Partners (BIP.N: )
approval
(PIH.AX: )
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

AWB (AWB.AX: ) Agrium Inc (AGU.TO: ) $1.2 bln Needs
govt

approval
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Avoca *Anatolia
Resources Minerals (ANO.TO: ) $1 bln Govt
(AVO.AX: )
approved
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

NOTES
* Anatolia Minerals has made a scrip offer which would result
in a newly merged company owned 50-50 by Anatolia and Avoca
shareholders and listed in both Canada and Australia.
+ The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada Pension Plan
Investment Board and Australian infrastructure fund CP2 made a
joint $3.7 billion bid for Transurban (TCL.AX: ) this year, but
the offer fell apart after resistance from the target firm.

(Reporting by Mark Bendeich; Editing by Michael Smith)

FACTBOX-Canada takeovers of Australian companies