Year-end review and 2018 outlook
2017 was a big year for Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A). While there was significant uncertainty surrounding the impact the new US administration’s policies might have on trade and the broader North American and global economies, Canadian deal-makers carried 2016’s strong M&A momentum into 2017, with deal volume increasing year over year.
While the number of megadeals – worth more than $5 billion – was down, middle market deals all saw a healthy increase.
Technology continued as a catalyst for deals making it the most active industry for Canadian M&A.