PwC Capital Markets Flash
Volume 5, Issue 2 | Oct. 28, 2011
Q3 Report: Bay St. vs. Main St.
In the Q3 Quarterly Deals edition of the Capital Markets Flash report, we have taken a regional approach to M&A analysis to identify key deal trends by province.
Highlights of our analysis include:
- Ontario and Quebec continue to be among the top three investment destinations in Canada, but each province has lost market share to the western provinces over the past decade.
- Ontario and British Colombia are two of the world’s greatest beneficiaries of the commodities “super cycle”.
- In Alberta, oil and gas deals once represented 80% of the acquisitions, but these have declined to only 50% of the province’s takeover market.
- The Atlantic provinces, which hardly registered on our deal tally as an investment destination in 2000, are an increasingly popular destination for M&A.