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Ready to rock! 2019 may see increased M&A activity among Canadian mining companies

2018 was a difficult year for Canadian mining companies. The aggregate valuation of TSX-listed miners declined by 12.7%, while equity capital raised by these companies declined by 36% from the previous year’s total. In this environment, new financings and deals have been scarce, but there is reason to believe that this trend might change in 2019, according to a recent publication by PwC.

A number of factors support the general prediction of increased M&A activity among TSX-listed mining companies. These factors include:

  • Increasing commodities prices. Spot prices for based and precious metals decreased across the board in 2018. However,
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Q1 2018 review: record deal values for the power and utilities sector

A recent report by Ernst & Young (the Report) has concluded that the power and utilities (P&U)  is thriving, as global deal value in the first quarter of 2018 reached an all-time high of US$97 billion. This rise has predominately been driven by mega-deals, with only 15 deals forming 90% of the total global deal value in the P&U sector. Owners of P&U assets can continue to expect premium asset valuations and highly favourable transaction terms as investors compete for a limited amount of attractive investment opportunities within the sector.

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2015: the year of the mega-deal

Last week’s announcement of a proposed transaction in the food and beverage industry for a staggering US $107 billion does not stand alone as a mega-deal in 2015, according to a recent Mergermarket report. The deal is part of what has been a record year for deal valuations. Through the first three quarters of this 2015, there have been a total of six deals worth more than US $50 billion. As a result of these mega-deals, deal value has totalled US $2.7 trillion, up 21% from the first three quarters of last year.

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