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  • Canadian Market Recap: October 31st

    Posted By: James Silva, Simone Aria, Louis Goldberg, and Paris Aden

    Three hundred and three Canadian M&A transactions closed last month. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 0.9% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 1.26 cents, ending the month at 76 cents. The TSX outperformed the S&P 500 by 0.7% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil fell by 13.6%, ending the month at $63.14 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: September 30th

    Posted By: Ryan Kofsky, James Silva, Dawid Misiak, Michael Mazza, and Paris Aden

    Two-hundred and twenty-four Canadian M&A transactions closed this past month. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 3.4% higher than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 0.70 cents, ending the month at 76 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 1.6% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 5.6%, ending the month at $73.06 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: August 31

    Posted By: Ryan Kofsky, Alexandre Tchurukdichian, Ali Saleh, Dean Walt, Ryan Maglalang, and Paris Aden

    Two-hundred and eighty-two Canadian M&A transactions closed this past month. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 1.8% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar appreciated by 0.79 cents, ending the month at 77 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 3.1% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 0.8%, ending the month at $69.05 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: July 31st

    Posted By: Andrew Schmidt, Lucas Kunicyn, Simone Aria, Shelby Canvin, and Paris Aden

    Two-hundred and eight Canadian M&A transactions closed this past month. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 3.0% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar appreciated by 0.58 cents, ending the month at 76 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 3.4% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil fell by 5.5%, ending the month at $68.49 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: May 30th

    Posted By: Parsa Pouyan, Daniel Borg, and Paris Aden

    Two hundred and thirty-six Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 3.9% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar appreciated by 0.11 cents, ending the week at 77 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.6% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil fell by 5.6%, ending the week at $65.81 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: April 30th

    Posted By: Parsa Pouyan, Christopher Megraw, Andrew Schmidt, Miranda Li, and Paris Aden

    Two hundred and sixty-five Canadian M&A transactions closed this past month. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 10.1% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 1.06 cents, ending the month at 78 cents. The TSX outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.0% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 4.1%, ending the month at $68.43 per barrel.

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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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  • 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: January 31

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

    Two hundred and eight Canadian M&A transactions closed this past month. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 5.5% lower than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 0.80 cents, ending the month at 80 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 7.1% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil rose by 8.3%, ending the month at $65.45 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: December 31

    Posted By: Michael Mazza, Ted Pispidikis, Ty Wilson, Gavin Ockrant, Louis Goldberg and Paris Aden

    One hundred and eighty-seven Canadian M&A transactions closed in December. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 3.4% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 2.21 cents, ending the month at 80 cents. WTI Crude oil rose by 3.5%, ending the month at $60.42 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: November 30

    Posted By: Topher Abt, Clear Li, Anwar Khan, Steven McMaster, Ty Wilson

    Two hundred and thirteen Canadian M&A transactions closed in November. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 3.5% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 0.49 cents, ending the month at 78 cents. WTI Crude oil prices rose by 4.9% in November, ending the month at $58.38 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: October 2017

    Posted By: Karen Fisman, Andrew Schmidt, Miranda Li, Ty Wilson, JT Paliwal, Paris Aden

    One hundred and eighty-two Canadian M&A transactions closed in October. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 12.1% lower than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 1.17 cents, ending the month at 79 cents. WTI Crude oil prices rose by 7.1% in October, ending the month at $55.64 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: September 2017

    Posted By: Karen Fisman, Matt Bogoroch, Ted Pispidikis, Andrew Schmidt, Miranda Li, Gavin Ockrant, JT Paliwal

    Two hundred and thirty-eight Canadian M&A transactions closed in September. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 2.4% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 2.15 cents, ending the month at 80 cents. WTI Crude oil prices rose by 7.0% in September, ending the month at $51.95 per barrel.

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  • Canadian Market Recap: August 2017

    Posted By: Karen Fisman, Michael Mazza, Gavin Ockrant, Clear Li, Chris Angelatos, and Paris Aden

    One hundred and seventy-six Canadian M&A transactions closed in August. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 3.1% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar appreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 3.52 cents, ending the month at 82 cents. WTI Crude oil prices fell by 3.2% in August, ending the month at $48.56 per barrel.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: July 2017

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    One hundred and fifty-seven Canadian M&A transactions closed in July. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 1.8% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar appreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 1.50 cents, ending the month at 79 cents. WTI Crude oil prices rose by 8.4% in June, ending the month at $50.17 per barrel.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: June 2017

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    Two hundred and twenty-two Canadian M&A transactions closed in June. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 7.8% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar appreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 3.27 cents, ending the month at 79 cents. WTI Crude oil prices fell by 4.7% in June, ending the month at $46.29 per barrel.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: May 2017

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    One hundred and seventy-three Canadian M&A transactions closed in May. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 6.2% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar appreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 1.43 cents, ending the month at 74 cents.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: April 2017

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    One hundred and seventy-two Canadian M&A transactions closed in April. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 8.7% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 2.39 cents, ending the month at 73 cents. WTI Crude Oil prices fell by 3.4% in April, ending the month at US$49.33 per barrel.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: March 2017

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: February, 2017

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    Market Update 181 Canadian M&A transactions were announced in February. Year to date, M&A deal count in 2017 is 6.2% higher than the comparable period in 2016. In February, the Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 2.28 cents, ending the month at 74 cents. Over the past month, the U.S. dollar denominated TSX index underperformed the S&P 500 index by 5.1%, largely driven by the sharp decrease in the Canadian dollar. WTI Crude Oil prices closed the month of February at a 52-week high, reaching $54.75 per barrel.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: January, 2017

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    217 Canadian M&A transactions were announced in January, sitting just below the 12-month high of 221. Year to date, M&A deal count in 2017 has been nearly 10% greater than 2016. In January, the Canadian dollar appreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 0.28 cents, ending the month at 76 cents. WTI Crude Oil prices fell in January by 2.7%.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: December, 2016

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    Leading law firms with active M&A practices represent one such reliable source, so when Blakes’ Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends to Watch in 2017 report crossed my desk, it went directly to the top of my reading pile. The article didn’t disappoint, and this week, I’d like to share a couple of the authors’ findings related to government policy, that are likely to drive Canadian M&A forward in 2017.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: November, 2016

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    Slow organic revenue growth is an issue for many companies – one that has been pervasive over the past few quarters. This week, however, we are reporting on an interesting twist. Read our article to find out which companies are bucking the sluggish trend.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: October, 2016

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    Three Private Equity Value Creation Principles that apply for all Business Owners Private Equity (PE) portfolio companies outperform public companies when it comes to creating value. Do the value creation principles employed by PE firms also apply to private company owners? The answer to this question is yes. Supported by findings in a recent McKinsey article, we describe three universal principles relevant for all businesses. Read our article here.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: September, 2016

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    Do 89% of Canadian Business Owners Lack Courage? Is Corporate Canada sitting on mountains of “dead money” rather than investing it productively? Mark Carney, former Bank of Canada governor, famously stated so back in 2012, suggesting a level of caution amongst business leaders that “could be regarded as excessive”. Carney worried that this excessive caution, or lack of courage, would limit Canada’s ability to compete in the global economy.

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