Canadian M&A activity improved slightly in the second quarter of 2013 but still remained below traditionally “normal” levels, according to a report recently published by Crosbie & Company. Nonetheless, a number of large transactions brought up the total value of Q2 M&A deals to the third highest sum in 8 quarters.
According to Crosbie, 234 deals were announced in Q2, with a total aggregate value of $44.7B. This represents modest growth of 9.4% in activity over Q1, but a significant 52% increase in the aggregate value of all deals. Looking back, when these figures are compared to the second … Continue Reading