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Canadian M&A activity stays hot, more in store

Deal Law Wire - Norton Rose FulbrightAccording to a recently published PwC report (the Report), Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is booming.

We recently reported that Canadian-backed equity financing activity in emerging venture capital companies is thriving. Moreover, both funding and deal volume among Canadian artificial intelligence companies have attained record heights in 2017. However, Canadian companies more broadly appear to be enjoying a particularly prosperous year as well. This momentum in the markets translates to good news for M&A activity in Canada, which is expected to pick up further steam in 2018.

Canadian M&A: by the numbers

The first three quarters … Continue Reading

Deal failure: possible causes and how to prevent it

While most M&A transactions start off hopeful, not all are destined for completion. Each year, a sizable number of deals are abandoned – and that number appears to be rising. A recent study published by the M&A Research Centre at the University of London’s Cass Business School and enterprise data management firm Intralinks (the Study) undertakes a broad analysis of over 78,000 M&A transactions from the past 25 years, concluding that the deal failure rate of 7.2% in 2016 was the highest markets have seen since 1995. This number doesn’t appear to be anomalous either – the year-on-year failure … Continue Reading

President Elect and M&A: a cross roads or business as usual?

can-us-680x220The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States adds to a cascade of political events that have surprised observers and may have profound effects on global flows of people, capital, and goods.

While nothing is set in stone, Donald Trump and his administration have led us to believe that they are contemplating significant changes to areas that may, indeed, have an effect on North American M&A.

A new American protectionism?

Trump campaigned on a promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which he has called “the single worst trade deal ever approved … Continue Reading

M&A transactions on the rise in 2014

A review of recent M&A transactions throughout North America and within Canada suggests that the M&A market is rebounding following a sluggish 2013. Q1-2014 trends have set a positive tone for the remainder of 2014.

Q1-2014 transactions build a strong foundation

In North America, four large deals in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Pharma, Medical & Biotech and Consumer sectors drove the highest Q1 results by value that the M&A market has seen over the past seven years. Total transactions in the region were valued at US$194.8 billion, a 53% increase over last year’s Q1 results.

Mergermarket’s recent Monthly M&A Continue Reading