coins680x220In recent report entitled Dealing with exchange rates – Currency fluctuation and M&A, Toppan Vite, in partnership with MergerMarket, examined the effect that currency events – both short term and long term – have on M&A activity. In the report, various experts weigh in on: (i) how currency shocks, such as the unpegging of the Swiss Franc from the Euro, impact M&A activity; (ii)  how long term currency trends, such as the appreciation of the US dollar over the Euro, impact M&A activity; (iii) which geographic regions present the best M&A opportunities given current differences in currency strength; and (iv) how companies and sponsors can mitigate against foreign currency exchange risk and currency changes given the prolonged amount of time needed for the deal process.

Trevor Zeyl, a lawyer in Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP’s corporate group, is featured in the report. For more, please check out the report directly and also see our previous post on this blog on how the falling Canadian dollar is affecting M&A activity in Canada.

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