Mergermarket today released its Canadian M&A roundup. The data shows that the slowdown in Canadian M&A continued in 2009 as overall values decreasing by 20.8% and volume by 14.2%. However, there was an upward trend in volume figures throughout 2009 as the last quarter of the year saw an 81% increase from 65 announced transactions in Q1 to 118 in Q4.
The sharp increase in number of deals was led by the Energy sector, which with 99 announced deals representing a quarter of Canadian M&A volume for 2009.
You can download the entire report here: Mergermarket Canada Round Up 2009