One-step acquisition, without each shareholder having to be gone. In the context of mergers and acquisitions, plans of arrangement may allow a buyer to acquire 100% of the shares of a target company without having to enter into a share sale agreement with each shareholder or make an offer accepted by each shareholder. Instead, an acquitant enters into an arrangement agreement with the target company, which proposes a plan of arrangement. The plan of arrangement must be approved by a special decision of the shareholders of the target company (usually two-thirds of the votes cast of the voting shares), either at a general meeting or on the basis of decisions approved in writing by all shareholders. If the plan of arrangement obtains such approval and is approved by the court (see below), it is binding on all shareholders of the target company, including holders who may not have voted for or voted against. Plans of agreements must be approved by the court as part of a „final order“, after the fairness of the agreement with the shareholders concerned has been taken into consideration. For most arrangement transactions, the offeree company also requests an „injunction“ to have a meeting of its shareholders to approve the plan of arrangement. While there is no assurance that the court will approve a plan of arrangement, it is unusual for a plan of arrangement not to be approved by the court if the plan of arrangement has been approved by a significant majority of the shareholders involved. While shareholders who wish to object to a plan of arrangement have the right to participate in the lawsuit and argue that it is unfair, legal proceedings are generally not dismissed. For example, if a buyer wishes to acquire all the shares of a target company with 20 or more shareholders, the buyer should, on the other hand, enter into a share purchase agreement with the 20 shareholders or give each shareholder an offer to acquire shares which (i) is accepted by the holders of at least 90% of the outstanding shares (excluding shares held by the purchaser) and then relies on legal provisions on mandatory acquisitions; in order to acquire the remaining minority shares a posteriori or (ii) to be accepted by the holders of at least two-thirds of the outstanding shares, and then to conclude a transaction in a „second step“, such as.B.
a merger or plan of arrangement that often requires a general meeting to be held after the initial acquisition to acquire the remaining shares.  However, since the agreement is generally concluded only between the acquirer and the target entity and not between the shareholders of the target entity, share purchase agreements differ in that they often contain only assurances and guarantees of the target company with regard to its status and financial situation and other similar issues, as well as the lack of insurance and guarantees from the shareholders of the target entity. They also contain provisions relating to the offeree company, which convenes and holds a meeting of the holders of securities necessary for the approval of the agreement, as well as the application for judicial authorisation of the agreement by the offeree company. If the securities of an acquirer are to be issued in consideration for an acquisition under a plan of arrangement, there is an exception under Canadian securities legislation that allows the issuance of shares in a legal transaction on which the acquirer can rely. In addition, if the target company through a U.S. shareholder can often rely on the waiver provided for in Section 3(a)(10) of the U.S. Securities Act for the issuance of securities if the issuance has been approved by the court. While plans of arrangement are a widespread technique for transactions involving both target public and private companies, and many features of the applicable documents are no different from the provisions of share purchase agreements traded in private M+A transactions, they have conditions and elements that require different experience and legal knowledge. . . .