Quarterly Canadian M&A Reports

  • Canadian M&A: Our 2017 Review

    Posted By: Peter Yuan, Christopher Abt, Boris Novansky

    This past year was an active one for Canadian dealmakers, with a near 10% uptick in the number of reported M&A transactions compared to 2016. Which provinces were responsible for this surge in activity? The answer might surprise you. We explore this and other themes as we take a closer look at Canadian M&A announced deal activity for 2017. 

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  • Canadian M&A: Our Q3 2017 Review

    Posted By: Peter Yuan and Karen Fisman

    Canadian M&A deal value plummeted in Q3 2017, but we don’t see this as a signal that buyers are running for the hills…at least not in the Canadian middle market. We explore this and other themes, as we take a closer look at Canadian M&A announced deal activity for Q3 2017 and for the first nine months of this year. 

    We also share a few expert insights on Canadian mid-market M&A from Mario Nigro, a partner in the Merger & Acquisitions and Private Equity & Venture Capital Groups at law firm, Stikeman Elliott, and Jake Bullen, a partner in the Business Law Group and Chair of the Private Equity Group at Cassels Brock. 

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  • Canadian M&A – Our Q2/2017 Review

    Posted By: Karen Fisman and Yingxi Liao

    At Valitas, with our focus on Canadian mid-market M&A, it’s been a busy second quarter.  This week, we reviewed announced deal data sourced from Capital IQ to measure activity for the broader Canadian market.  We were also fortunate to speak with Jay Hoffman, Leader of Miller Thomson’s National Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, about his perspective on mid-market M&A activity.

    While Q2, 2017 lacked the energy sector mega-deals[1] that propelled value in Q1, total deal value was up almost 15% over Q2, 2016, at $59 billion[2], with volume remaining relatively flat at 757 transactions.  Energy and Utillities were top performers, with the two largest deals of the quarter coming out those sectors.  Excluding transactions exceeding $1 billion, deal value increased by 10% in the quarter on volume that was almost unchanged from Q2, 2016. Cross-border transactions represented more than half of activity by value and volume, with inbound and outbound deals increasing slightly in both categories over the previous year.

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    [1] For example, the $17.7 billion Cenovus acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ Canadian oil sands assets.

    [2] All dollar amounts are Canadian unless stated otherwise.

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  • The mega-deal is back…Global Q1 2017 M&A activity featured higher deal value and lower deal count.  But did Canada’s deal making reflect this trend? And how did Canada’s middle market fare?   Read our full article to find out.

     

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