Canada's M&A Landscape Q1 2023: Keep Calm and Carry On

Written By Gordon Cameron, Matthew Hunt and Xenia Wong
April 12, 2023

The prevailing sentiment towards potential deal making in Canada at the end of Q1 2023 might be best described as cautious optimism, particularly when compared to the past two years. The first quarter of the year saw a slight increase in the overall number of Canadian deals (by deal count) compared to the previous quarter, despite facing challenges from macroeconomic factors.

This review offers a snapshot of Canada's M&A landscape for Q1 2023, as well as a discussion on recent trends in Canadian M&A activity. These include an increase in go-private transactions, developments in debt financing for M&A deals and the resilience of cross-border de-SPAC transactions.

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