Desmarais family rejects bid to collapse Power Corp. dual-class share structure
Jan. 15, 2020
David Milstead, The Globe and Mail
Power Financial Corp. directors urged Montreal's Desmarais family to create a provision to allow for the eventual elimination of the dual-class share structure that gives the family control over parent company Power Corp. - but the Desmarais clan rejected the proposal.
The suggestion came during negotiations between the two companies late last year after Power Corp. proposed a plan to buy the minority stake in Power Financial that it doesn't already own, according to disclosures published Tuesday in a shareholder takeover bid circular.