Anticipating Trends In Canadian M&A

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT) -- Amid the current global economic uncertainty, Canada’s economy has remained relatively strong, bolstered in part by a robust commodities sector and stability in the banking system. Mergers and acquisitions deal value in the second quarter of 2011 saw a 74-percent uptick over the prior quarter, with US$51.2 billion in announced transactions.[1] There were 280 announced transactions in the second quarter of 2011, representing a 19-percent increase over the first quarter.[2]

Recent high-profile transactions have included Maple Group Acquisition Corporation’s CDN$3.8 billion hostile bid for the TMX...
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