Canadian Market Recap: December 31

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

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Market Update

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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