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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: March 31

    Posted By: Chris Angelatos, Ty Wilson, Joseph Scarfone, Ali Saleh, and Paris Aden

    210 Canadian M&A transactions closed this past month. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 12.8% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar appreciated by 0.83 cents, ending the week at 78 cents. The TSX outperformed the S&P 500 by 2.4% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 1.7%, ending the week at $64.18 per barrel.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: Week Ended March 30th

    Posted By: Andrew Schmidt, Dawid Misiak, Melissa Shang, Gavin Ockrant, and Paris Aden

    Fifty-Nine Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 11.8% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 0.21 cents, ending the week at 78 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 1.4% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil fell by 1.3%, ending the week at $64.87 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: Week Ended March 23rd

    Posted By: Andrew Schmidt, Miranda Li, Melissa Shang, Dawid Misiak, Louis Goldberg, and Paris Aden

    Thirty-nine Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 15.4% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar appreciated by 1.38 cents, ending the week at 78 cents. The TSX outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.0% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 5.6%, ending the week at $65.71 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: Week Ended March 16th

    Posted By: Andrew Schmidt, Chris Tuszynski, Joseph Scarfone, Hamzah Rizvi, and Paris Aden

    33 Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 13.4% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 1.61 cents, ending the week at 76 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.3% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 0.9%, ending the week at $62.25 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: Week Ended March 9

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

    72 Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 11.7% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar appreciated by 0.40 cents, ending the week at 78 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 1.7% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 1.5%, ending the week at $61.69 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: Week Ended March 2nd

    Posted By: Chris Angelatos, Miranda Li, Steven McMaster, Parsa Pouyan, Melissa Shang

    Forty-five Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 15.8% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 1.38 cents, ending the week at 78 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 1.4% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil fell by 3.7%, ending the week at $60.78 per barrel. According to the Lead Left, white-hot debt markets have propped up valuations across the middle market and provided significant tailwinds for private equity-backed acquisitions. High leverage multiples of EBITDA of over 6x, however, are catching the attention of regulators and some investors have had to cap their debt commitments.

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