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Q2 2020 Canadian M&A Roundup

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact global markets, some firms are looking at an opportune time to buy distressed firms. Whether that be those that are unable to pay their large fixed costs or those suffering from a large drop in demand, many troubled firms will soon be bought

Q2 2020 US M&A Roundup

In Q2 2020, global M&A activity fell to levels that rivaled the aftermath of the great financial crisis hitting just $439 billion. On a YoY basis, American M&A activity took the biggest hit with aggregate deal value totalling only $258 billion. This was a decline of 69% from Q2 2019

Q1 2020 Canadian M&A Roundup

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world in Q1 2020, volatility in the markets increased, which affected M&A deal flows. While the beginning of Q1 was relatively normal, the tail end of the quarter saw shutdowns across the world. The impact of these shutdowns will likely not be fully

Canada M&A Roundup Q3 2019

Canadian M&A market remained robust in Q3, even though experiencing a slight decline after an outstanding second quarter. During the third quarter, 665 transactions valued at $61.2B were announced. While the Canadian buyers were less active during the quarter, the foreign companies continue to be interested in Canadian businesses. During

US M&A Roundup Q3 2019

As the tensions between US and China escalated sharply during the third quarter, the global mergers and acquisitions market, as well as the US activity, plunged to reflect the higher risk and greater uncertainty about the potential dealmaking. Deal making in the US fell 40% from last year to $289

Q3 2019 EMEA PE-backed M&A Roundup

By Margarida Veloso Initially posted on the BSPEC blog Global M&A deal value decreased 37% vs Q2 2019 and 24% YOY Global M&A deal value amounted to USD905bn during Q3 2019. This figure represents a 37% decrease in comparison to the previous quarter and a 24% decline YOY. The YTD value of M&A

US M&A Roundup Q2 2019

Although the overall number of transactions moderated in the second quarter, there was an uptick in the mega deals. Deal volume reached $839.2bn, up 27.4% and 11.5% from the first quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2018 respectively. Consumer Noncyclical, Industrial and Energy sectors drove the majority of

Canadian M&A Roundup Q2 2019

The second quarter of 2019 yielded a total announced Canadian M&A deal value of CAD $112.6B, a 2.18% increase from $110.2B in Q1 2019. Year over year, there was an 8.97% increase from the $103.34B total deal value seen in Q2 2018. M&A Drivers The key drivers of Canadian M&A activity in

Canadian M&A Roundup – Q1 2019

The first quarter of 2019 yielded a total announced Canadian M&A deal volume of CAD $112.5B. Though total volume saw a slight 7.7% decline from $121.9B in Q4 2018, Q1 2019 is up from Q1 2018 by 28.1%, or approximately $24.7B. M&A Drivers Key drivers of M&A activity in Q1 include: Consolidation

US M&A Roundup – Q1 2019

The M&A activities in the United States experienced an increase to USD 658.76B in Q1 from $472.5B in Q4, reflecting a 39.4% Q/Q increase, and a decrease from $815.28B in Q1 2018 due to greater market volatility, trade tension and the threat of Brexit. M&A Drivers A few drivers of M&A activity