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Big deals, trade tensions and sector shifts: mid-year M&A update

After a volatile end to 2018 and despite fears of a global downturn, Canadian M&A activity remained steady in the first half of 2019. That’s the finding of Torys LLP Partners Cornell Wright, John Emanoilidis, Mike Amm, Josh Lavine, Omar Wakil and Stephanie Stimpson in a PE Hub Canada feature article. They argue the momentum appears set to continue with a positive economic climate, strong markets and favourable interest rates expected to drive more dealmaking in Canada for the rest of 2019. Some key trends to keep an eye on include: a continuing focus on large transactions, historic cross-border M&A activity, and new opportunities for outbound investment.