Form 41-101F1 Information Required in a Prospectus
Item 35 Significant Acquisitions
Section 35.1

Application and definitions

(1) This Item does not apply to

(a) a completed or proposed transaction by the issuer that was or will be a reverse takeover or a transaction that is a proposed reverse takeover that has progressed to a state where a reasonable person would believe that the likelihood of the reverse takeover being completed is high; or

(b) a completed or proposed acquisition

(i) by the issuer if

(A) the issuer’s principal asset before the acquisition is cash, cash equivalents or its exchange listing; or

(B) the issuer was not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction

(I) on the acquisition date, in the case of a completed acquisition; and

(II) immediately before filing the prospectus, in the case of a proposed acquisition; and

(j) to which Item 32 applies by operation of section 32.1. [Lexata note: apparent error in original; should probably be (ii) not (j)]

(2) [Repealed]

(3) The audit requirement in section 4.2 of the Instrument does not apply to any financial statements or other information included in the prospectus under this Item, other than the financial statements or other information for the most recently completed financial year of a business or related businesses acquired, or proposed to be acquired, by the issuer.

(4) In this Item, “significant acquisition” means an acquisition of a business or related businesses that,

(a) if the issuer was a reporting issuer in at least one jurisdiction on the acquisition date, is determined to be a significant acquisition under section 8.3 of NI 51-102, or

(b) if the issuer was not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction on the acquisition date, would be determined to be a significant acquisition under section 8.3 of NI 51-102, as if

(i) the issuer was a reporting issuer on the acquisition date,

(ii) the references to a “venture issuer” were read as an “IPO venture issuer” if the issuer is an IPO venture issuer,

(iii) for the purposes of the optional tests, the issuer used its financial statements for the most recently completed interim period or financial year that is included in the prospectus,

(iv) for the purposes of the optional profit or loss test, the most recently completed financial year of the business or related businesses were the financial year of the business ended before the date of the prospectus, and the 12 months ended on the last day of the most recently completed interim period of the business or related businesses were the 12 months ended on the last day of the most recently completed interim period before the date of the prospectus,

(v) subsection 8.3(11.1) of NI 51-102 did not apply,

(vi) references to “audited annual statements filed” meant “audited annual financial statements included in the long form prospectus”, and

(vii) in subsection 8.3(15) of NI 51-102, the reference to “been required to file, and has not filed,” meant “been required to include, and has not included, in the long form prospectus”.


Form 41-101F1 Information Required in a Prospectus
Item 35 Significant Acquisitions
Section 35.2

Completed acquisitions for which issuer has filed business acquisition report

If an issuer completed an acquisition of a business or related businesses since the beginning of its most recently completed financial year for which financial statements are included in the prospectus, and it has filed a business acquisition report under Part 8 of NI 51-102 for the acquisition, include all of the disclosure included in, or incorporated by reference into, that business acquisition report.


Form 41-101F1 Information Required in a Prospectus
Item 35 Significant Acquisitions
Section 35.3

Completed acquisitions for which issuer has not filed business acquisition report because issuer was not reporting issuer on acquisition date

(1) An issuer must include the disclosure required under subsection (2), if

(a) the issuer completed an acquisition of a business or related businesses since the beginning of the issuer’s most recently completed financial year for which financial statements of the issuer are included in the prospectus,

(b) the issuer was not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction on the acquisition date,

(c) the acquisition is a significant acquisition, and

(d) the acquisition date was more than

(i) 90 days before the date of the prospectus, if the financial year of the acquired business ended 45 days or less before the acquisition, or

(ii) 75 days before the date of the prospectus.

(2) For an acquisition to which subsection (1) applies, include all the disclosure that would be required to be included in, or incorporated by reference into, a business acquisition report filed under Part 8 of NI 51-102, as if

(a) the issuer was a reporting issuer in at least one jurisdiction on the acquisition date,

(b) the business acquisition report was filed as at the date of the prospectus,

(c) the issuer was a venture issuer at the acquisition date, if the issuer is an IPO venture issuer,

(d) subsections 8.4(4) and 8.4(6) of NI 51-102 did not apply, and

(e) references to financial statements filed or required to be filed meant financial statements included in the prospectus.


Form 41-101F1 Information Required in a Prospectus
Item 35 Significant Acquisitions
Section 35.4

Financial performance consolidated in financial statements of issuer

Despite section 35.2 and subsection 35.3(1), an issuer may omit the financial statements or other information of a business required to be included in the prospectus, if at least nine months of the acquired business or related businesses financial performance have been reflected in the issuer’s most recent audited financial statements included in the prospectus.


Form 41-101F1 Information Required in a Prospectus
Item 35 Significant Acquisitions
Section 35.5

Recently completed acquisitions

(1) Include the information required under subsection (2) for any significant acquisition completed by the issuer

(a) since the beginning of the issuer’s most recently completed financial year for which financial statements of the issuer are included in the prospectus, and

(b) for which the issuer has not included any disclosure under section 35.2 or subsection 35.3(2).

(2) For a significant acquisition to which subsection (1) applies, include the following

(a) the information required by sections 2.1 through 2.6 of Form 51-102F4, and

(b) the financial statements of or other information about the acquisition under subsection (3) for the acquired business or related businesses, if

(i) the issuer was not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction immediately before filing the prospectus, or

(ii) the issuer was a reporting issuer in at least one jurisdiction immediately before filing the prospectus, and the inclusion of the financial statements or other information is necessary for the prospectus to contain full, true and plain disclosure of all material facts relating to the securities to be distributed.

(3) The requirement to include financial statements or other information under paragraph (2)(b) must be satisfied by including

(a) if the issuer was a reporting issuer in at least one jurisdiction on the acquisition date, the financial statements or other information that will be required to be included in, or incorporated by reference into, a business acquisition report filed under Part 8 of NI 51-102,

(b) if the issuer was not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction on the acquisition date, the financial statements or other information that would be required by subsection 35.3(2), or

(c) satisfactory alternative financial statements or other information.


Form 41-101F1 Information Required in a Prospectus
Item 35 Significant Acquisitions
Section 35.6

Probable acquisitions

(1) Include the information required under subsection (2) for any proposed acquisition of a business or related businesses by an issuer that has progressed to a state where a reasonable person would believe that the likelihood of the issuer completing the acquisition is high, and that, if completed by the issuer at the date of the prospectus, would be a significant acquisition.

(2) For a proposed acquisition of a business or related businesses by the issuer that has progressed to a state where a reasonable person would believe that the likelihood of the issuer completing the acquisition is high and to which subsection (1) applies, include

(a) the information required by sections 2.1 through 2.6 of Form 51-102F4, modified as necessary to convey that the acquisition has not been completed, and

(b) the financial statements or other information of the probable acquisition under subsection (3) for the acquired business or related businesses, if

(i) the issuer was not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction immediately before filing the prospectus, or

(ii) the issuer was a reporting issuer in at least one jurisdiction immediately before filing the prospectus, and the inclusion of the financial statements or other information is necessary for the prospectus to contain full, true and plain disclosure of all material facts relating to the securities to be distributed.

(3) For a proposed acquisition of a business or related businesses by the issuer that has progressed to a state where a reasonable person would believe that the likelihood of the issuer completing the acquisition is high and to which subsection (2) applies, the requirement to include financial statements or other information under subsection (2)(b) must be satisfied by including

(a) if the issuer was a reporting issuer in at least one jurisdiction immediately before filing the prospectus, the financial statements or other information that would be required to be included in, or incorporated by reference into, a business acquisition report filed under Part 8 of NI 51-102, as if the acquisition date were the date of the prospectus,

(b) if the issuer was not a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction immediately before filing the prospectus, the financial statements or other information that would be required to be included by subsection 35.3(2), as if the acquisition had been completed before the filing of the prospectus and the acquisition date were the date of the prospectus, or

(c) satisfactory alternative financial statements or other information.


Form 41-101F1 Information Required in a Prospectus
Item 35 Significant Acquisitions
Section 35.7

Pro forma financial statements for multiple acquisitions

Despite sections 35.2, 35.3, 35.5 and 35.6, an issuer is not required to include in its prospectus the pro forma financial statements otherwise required for each acquisition, if the issuer includes in its prospectus one set of pro forma financial statements that

(a) reflects the results of each acquisition since the beginning of the issuer’s most recently completed financial year for which financial statements of the issuer are included in the prospectus,

(b) is prepared as if each acquisition had occurred at the beginning of the most recently completed financial year of the issuer for which financial statements of the issuer are included in the prospectus, and

(c) is prepared in accordance with

(i) if no disclosure is otherwise required for a probable acquisition under section 35.6, the section in this Item that applies to the most recently completed acquisition, or

(ii) section 35.6.


Form 41-101F1 Information Required in a Prospectus
Item 35 Significant Acquisitions
Section 35.8

Additional financial statements or financial information of business filed or released

(1) An issuer must include in its prospectus annual financial statements and an interim financial report of a business or related businesses for a financial period that ended before the acquisition date and is more recent than the periods for which financial statements are required under section 35.5 or 35.6 if, before the prospectus is filed, the financial statements of the business for the more recent period have been filed.

(2) If, before the prospectus is filed, historical financial information of a business or related businesses for a period more recent than the period for which financial statements are required under section 35.5 or 35.6, is publicly disseminated by news release or otherwise by or on behalf of the issuer, the issuer shall include in the prospectus the content of the news release or public communication.