PwC notes Canadian M&A up 24% in Q1, Big4.com reports on findings

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Western Canada, Energy and agribusiness sectors big winners

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Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC reports on PwC’s latest capital markets flash newsletter whereby Q1 2012 Canadian deal values and volume were up 24% and 7% respectively. This comes at a time when global M&A has seen its slowest quarter in ten years.
The energy sector had the best showing according the numbers that were reported on by Big4.com. This sector accounted for 28% of all deal value which was up 90% over 2011. The agribusiness sector enjoyed a 15% M&A market share in Q1, and real estate and mining were the third and fourth most actives areas.
Resources in the West made it home to 67% of all Canadian M&A targets in Q1, including 15 of the top 20 Canadian acquisitions.
Kristian Knibutat, PwC Canada’s national deals leader comments:
“The Canadian M&A market now represents 10% of all global M&A and continues to defy gravity. But this is a very different market than pre-crisis. Emerging market demand for resources, changes in regulation and government policy and disruptive technology were the common themes driving many deals this quarter.”

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