Early in 2021, we said it would be a busy year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), both globally and here in Canada. And we were right: the total value of new deals announced in Canada increased by 24% from Q1 to Q2 2021.1 As we begin to move out of the pandemic, dealmaking continues to be an extraordinarily efficient way for many organizations to get the skills, resources and technology they’ll need to create value in the world of tomorrow.
The private company industry led the way in Canadian M&A market activity over the past 12 months (as of July 2021). The majority of interest in the first half of 2021 occurred in the energy, utilities, mining and industrials (EUMI) and tech, media, telecommunications and consumer markets (TMT&CM) industries.2
Interested in learning more about Canadian M&A activity in the past six months and our thoughts about what might be on the horizon?