Charles Kraus is a Canadian and U.S.-qualified associate in the Calgary office of... more
Charles Kraus is a Canadian and U.S.-qualified associate in the Calgary office of Stikeman Elliott. Mr. Kraus' practice is focused on cross-border public and private capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. In his capital markets practice, Mr. Kraus frequently represents underwriters, issuers and major investors in both public and private securities off... view profile
Mergers / acquisitions lawyers help businesses buy other companies, or merge with them to become a single company. For example, America Online and Time Warner merged in 2000 to form AOL Time Warner. There are many reasons companies merge–for example, corporate strategy and finance, economies of scale, increased revenue or market share, and cross-selling opportunities. Mergers and acquisitions attorneys understand business law, are often trained negotiators, and will be able to draft detailed agreements describing the new relationship.