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Torys LLP's Michael Akkawi, Sophia Tolias and Guy Berman believe key dynamics of Canada's private equity market in 2015 tell us a lot about emerging trends in 2016. In a PE Hub Canada exclusive, they argue how a more competitive market environment, new PE strategies and other factors are shaping deal activity. Neville Jugnauth and Derek Flaman also share their insights on the new deal opportunities in Canada’s energy sector.
Torys LLP has released its much-anticipated Private Equity in Focus 2016 report. It considers how private equity deal-making in 2015 has set the stage for this year's transactions. Torys' report helps investment pros peer into what lies ahead in 2016 through three levels of focus: in the markets, in the deals, and in the terms.
Torys' Partners Jared Fontaine, Ian Arellano and Neville Jugnauth expect to see Canadian deal-makers make significant, large-scale acquisitions in foreign markets in 2016, building on the intense activity of the past year. With recent weakness in the domestic economy, they also believe there will be increased opportunities for investors to deploy more capital to M&A deals in Canada.
Canadian alternative assets manager Kensington Capital Partners has appointed Harold Huber to the position of senior vice-president. Huber previously served at Canadian law firm Torys LLP, where he was a partner and acted as legal counsel for Kensington's infrastructure business. He has been working in the acquisition and development of energy and infrastructure projects in North America for over 30 years. In June, peHUB Canada profiled Tom Kennedy, the chairman and managing director of Toronto-based Kensington.
Torys LLP's Sophia Tolias, Stefan Stauder and Laurie Duke argue that the structure of Canadian private equity deals has changed due to the influence of 2014's seller's market. In the third of a series of peHUB Canada articles, they note that indemnity terms and the growing use of representations and warranties insurance are just two important examples of this trend.
Torys LLP partners Neville Jugnauth, Derek Flaman and Matthew Cockburn believe that the scope of private equity investment in Canada was widened in 2014 to include some areas of new or intensified interest, such as natural resources. In the second of a series of peHUB Canada articles, they argue that this broader market focus, and alternative strategies for doing new deals, will continue in 2015.
What's in store for Canadian private equity in 2015? Torys LLP recently released its annual Private Equity in Focus, which looks at how M&A activity involving PE in 2014 has set the stage for this year’s transactions. In the first of a series of peHUB Canada articles, Michael Akkawi, Guy Berman and Sophia Tolias discuss how recent shifts in market dynamics have shaped current opportunities.
Torys LLP has released its much-anticipated M&A Top Trends 2015 report. Of course, the state of mergers and acquisitions is always of importance to private equity and venture capital investors, especially now that dealmaking in Canada is on the upswing. For this reason, Torys has identified some key report findings that will be of particular interest to them.
Torys LLP has released a new report that takes an in-depth look at current Canadian private equity deal-making trends. In Private Equity Markets in Canada: 2013 Breakdown, 2014 Outlook, Michael Akkawi, Guy Berman and Sophia Tolias discuss how Canadian PE market trends of last year have provided key stage-setting dynamics for stronger market activity in 2014. Based on the evidence, Torys sees a promising deal environment in Canada in 2014, with a continuing investor focus on sell-side deals, but with greater emphasis given to PE-led acquisitions.
Torys LLP this week published its always much-anticipated M&A Top Trends 2014. The report contains numerous implications for private equity activity in the year upcoming. To read all about the top 10 trends that will influence M&A activity in coming months, please visit www.torystrends.com.

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