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Trade, economic uncertainties threaten to slow M&A activity : Deal-making veterans question how much support Canadian markets have for major transactions after a year in which major stock indexes declined

Jan 02, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Unpredictability on the trade and economic fronts threatens to temper Canadian merger and acquisition activity in 2019, as corporate buyers reassess the risks of making big deals.

The deal flow hit a record in the third quarter of 2018, and there is still keen interest in corporate purchases, with more than US$1-trillion in private capital seeking opportunities globally. However, some deal-making veterans question how much support public markets in Canada have for major transactions, in th...