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Investment Canada Regulations

Version of section 3.4 from 2015-04-24 to 2017-09-20:

  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 14.1(1) of the Act, if control of an entity that is not publicly traded and that is directly or indirectly carrying on a Canadian business is acquired by a non-Canadian in the manner described in paragraph 28(1)(a) or (b) or subparagraph 28(1)(d)(i) of the Act, the enterprise value of the assets of the Canadian business is equal to the total acquisition value of the entity, plus its liabilities, minus its cash and cash equivalents.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1),

    • (a) if the non-Canadian is acquiring 100% of the voting interests in the entity, the entity’s total acquisition value is equal to the total amount of the consideration payable for the acquisition of the Canadian business, as determined in accordance with the transaction documents that are used to implement the investment; and

    • (b) if the non-Canadian is acquiring less than 100% of the voting interests in the entity, the entity’s total acquisition value is equal to the total of

      • (i) the amount of the consideration payable by the non-Canadian investor, as determined in accordance with the transaction documents that are used to implement the investment,

      • (ii) the amount of the consideration payable by any investors other than the non-Canadian, as determined in accordance with the transaction documents that are used to implement the investment, and

      • (iii) the amount that the authorized body of the non-Canadian determines in good faith and represents to be the fair market value of any portion of the voting interests in the entity that is not being acquired by the investors referred to in subparagraphs (i) and (ii).

  • (3) If the total consideration payable is not quantified at the time that the investment is implemented, the entity’s total acquisition value is equal to the total of

    • (a) the amount, if any, calculated in accordance with subsection (2); and

    • (b) the amount that the authorized body of the non-Canadian determines in good faith and represents to be the fair market value of the portion of the total consideration that has not been quantified.

  • (4) Despite subsections (2) and (3), if the parties to the investment are not acting at arm’s length or if no or only nominal consideration is payable for the acquisition of the Canadian business, the total consideration payable is the amount that the authorized body of the non-Canadian determines in good faith and represents to be the fair market value of the Canadian business.

  • (5) For the purposes of subsection (1), an entity’s liabilities are equal to the total liabilities, other than operating liabilities, that are listed in its most recent quarterly financial statements released

    • (a) before the filing of the notice of investment or application for review of an investment, in cases where the notice or application is filed before the implementation of the investment; or

    • (b) before the implementation of the investment, in all other cases.

  • (6) For the purposes of subsection (1), an entity’s cash and cash equivalents are equal to the total cash and cash equivalents that are listed in its most recent quarterly financial statements released

    • (a) before the filing of the notice of investment or application for review of an investment, in cases where the notice or application is filed before the implementation of the investment; or

    • (b) before the implementation of the investment, in all other cases.

  • (7) The enterprise value of the assets of the Canadian business as well as the entity’s total acquisition value, liabilities and cash and cash equivalents shall be expressed in Canadian dollars.

  • (8) Any conversion into Canadian dollars that is required to calculate the enterprise value of the assets under this section shall

    • (a) in determining the total acquisition value of the entity, be based on the average of the noon exchange rates quoted by the Bank of Canada over the month that immediately precedes the month in which

      • (i) the complete notice of investment or complete application for review of an investment is filed, in cases where the notice or application is filed before the implementation of the investment, or

      • (ii) the investment is implemented, in cases where the notice or application has not been filed; and

    • (b) in determining the liabilities and cash and cash equivalents of the entity, be based on the noon exchange rate quoted by the Bank of Canada on the last day of the period covered by the financial statements referred to in subsections (5) and (6).

  • SOR/2015-64, s. 5
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