According to a recent report entitled "Brighter horizons: A bolder future for Canadian
M&A", Canadian M&A activity is expected to be
strong in 2016. The report presents the results of a survey of 50
leading Canadian M&A professionals commissioned by Citi and
conducted by Mergermarket. The study reveals that none of the
respondents expect Canadian M&A to decrease in 2016, with 70%
of respondents anticipating an increase in Canadian M&A for
2016 compared to 46% of respondents for the previous year. The key
drivers to dealmaking in 2016 identified by respondents include low
commodity prices, private equity demand, easy access to financing,
companies seeking inorganic growth, and the falling value of the
Valuation gap and volatility in global
commodity prices were cited by a majority of respondents as the
major challenges to Canadian M&A in 2016. As noted in the
report, these two challenges are interrelated in some respects. For
example, fluctuations in commodity prices create uncertainty for
buyers trying to value the assets and revenues of a target and for
sellers trying to avoid selling at the bottom of the market.
In terms of the sectors expected to see the
most dealmaking, according to the report a large portion of the
domestic as well as inbound M&A activity for 2016 will be in
the oil and gas and mining sectors while outbound M&A is
expected to focus on the financial services sector.
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