FPsurvey - Predecessor & Defunct Review

“FP Survey-Mines & Energy is a company directory from the Financial Post that contains publicly traded mining and energy resource companies in Canada including those in the areas of industrial minerals, oil, electricity, renewable power, and gas…This directory is well organized with a table of contents, introduction, features, definitions and abbreviations, and an index…The company profiles are a nice overview of the public companies in Canada that are comparable to other similar directories…Overall, this is a standard company directory that would be useful for finding basic information on Canadian public energy and mining companies. The content looks to be up to date…The organization of the directory is easy to follow and the added definitions, abbreviations, and other explanations help users to understand.”

“FP Survey-Predecessor & Defunct is a company directory from the Financial Post and contains previously publicly traded companies in Canada. It tracks corporate changes of those companies that were included in the FP Survey-Industrials and FP Survey-Mines & Energy company directories. It includes companies that faced mergers, acquisitions, name changes, delisting, reorganizations, takeovers, dissolutions, and other corporate actions.

This directory is an alphabetical list of companies and each entry has the company name, where and when the company was incorporated, and a date order of the corporate actions. It will include the date the action occurred and a summary of what happened. This is a simple directory but one that would be useful for anyone wanting to find out what happened to a company. As many company researchers may know, it can be challenging to find out what happened to an old company. Too bad it is only for public companies, but it makes sense that it comes from companies in the other FP Survey directories. This title would be necessary to have a complete set for the PF Survey directories.”

“This resource is a record of corporate changes including: amalgamations and mergers; acquisitions through purchase offers or shares exchanged; incorporation changes; many once-public companies that no longer exist; name changes; privatizations through buy-backs and redemptions; receiverships; reorganizations; and reverse takeovers. Companies are listed alphabetically and include date of establishment and date of changes made. For example, researchers can learn that the company AGIP Resources Ltd. had its name changed to Cameco Resources Ltd. on September 28, 1992, and that AISI Research Corporation was dissolved and struck off register on January 15, 1993.”
-ARBA, 2018