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  • Market Recap: February 28

    Posted By: Andrew Schmidt, Daniel Borg, Topher Abt, Joseph Scarfone, Hamzah Rizvi, and Paris Aden

    190 Canadian M&A transactions closed this past month. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 5.7% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 1.82 cents, ending the month at 78 cents. The TSX outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.2% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil fell by 7.1%, ending the week at $60.78 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: Week Ended February 23

    Posted By: Gavin Ockrant, Ty Wilson, Melissa Shang, Parsa Pouyan, and Paris Aden

    Fifty Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 10% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 0.82 cents, ending the week at 79 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.4% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 3.9%, ending the week at $63.10 per barrel. According to The Lead Left, private equity is becoming increasingly active in purchasing venture-backed startups. These buyouts now account for nearly a fifth (18.5%) of all VC-backed exits. This is an increase from ~14% in 2016 and ~10% a decade ago.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: Week Ended February 16

    Posted By: Chris Angelatos, Ty Wilson, Ali Saleh, Christopher Megraw and Paris Aden

    Twenty-Two Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 14.6% lower than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar appreciated by 0.47 cents, ending the week at 80 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.8% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 4.4%, ending the week at $61.61 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: Week Ended February 9

    Posted By: Ted Pispidikis, Daniel Borg, Christopher Megraw, Ali Saleh, and Paris Aden

    Thirty Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is down 14.5% than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 1.31 cents, ending the week at 79 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.1% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil fell by 9.9%, ending the week at $58.99 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: Week Ended February 2

    Posted By: Andrew Schmidt, Gavin Ockrant, Parsa Pouyan, Hamzah Rizvi, and Paris Aden

    Sixty Five Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 20.7% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 0.54 cents, ending the week at 81 cents relative to the U.S. dollar. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.7% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil fell by 1%, ending the week at $65.45 per barrel.

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