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Canadian M&A Market Recap: March 31

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

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Market Update

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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