Deals industry insights

Q2 2018 update

Canadian M&A remains strong and stable in face of continued uncertainty surrounding trade

Activity continues to be strong in Canadian mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Over the first half of the year, deal activity has stabilized somewhat, but remains robust.

Deal volume dipped in the first half of 2018, but it remains at a healthy level, setting a positive tone for the remainder of 2018 where activity is unlikely to slow down significantly given the strong underlying market dynamics including the amount of dry powder available.

What could influence M&A for the rest of 2018?

  • Interest rates rising...slowly
  • A changing cannabis landscape
  • Trade tariffs bring uncertainty

 

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