The number of Canadian companies that have taken over their owners since 2013 has more than doubled, with more than 50 per cent of companies taking over the ownership of their current owners.

Companies that have been in ownership for less than a year include oil giant TransCanada Corp., gas giant Shell Canada and auto maker Ford Motor Co. The top 10 companies taking in new owners are: Oil giant TransCivcor Corp. has taken over the reins of its parent company, TransCanada Oil & Gas Corp., from Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

(CNRL) and is now a publicly traded company with $20.3-billion in assets.

The group’s shares have risen more than 40 per cent since 2014, when it bought the company from a group of Canadian banks that included the Bank of Montreal.

Shell Canada is the largest publicly traded oil and gas producer in Canada, and is valued at more than $5.5-billion.

Its shares have increased more than 20 per cent.

Canadian Natural, the largest natural resource company in the country, is also valued at $5- billion, and was recently purchased by Canadian Oil Sands Inc. (COSI).

Ford is the fourth-largest publicly traded automotive company, and has $3.8-billion of assets.

Canadian Energy Corp. is the country’s biggest natural gas producer, and the fifth-largest producer of crude oil and natural gas in Canada.

Its share price has risen nearly 30 per cent in the past two years.

Shell is a Canadian-controlled company with about 5.5 million employees and about $5 billion in revenue.

Ford is owned by the Canadian government.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he was taking over Shell and COSI in April, but it is unclear whether Trudeau will use the funds to pay off creditors.