Sustained growth in the Canadian economy and increasing competition in the global private equity market continue to make Canada an attractive investment destination for U.S.-based PE investors. These investors are drawn by a perception of lower valuations and the opportunity to diversify their assets while remaining close to home. In order to understand the Canadian PE market’s present challenges, and how they can be overcome, Mergermarket on behalf of Bennett Jones surveyed Canadian and U.S. PE executives, along with Canadian portfolio company.
Vertical mergers have been stealing some of the thunder from horizontal deals of late. As horizontal targets become harder to come by, some acquirers are focusing on companies up or down the supply chain from them—presenting both new opportunities for expansion and a new set of challenges. To explore the drivers of recent vertical transactions as well as their potential pitfalls, Mergermarket on behalf of Toppan Vintage spoke with four dealmakers for their insights. Points of discussion include: In addition to the vertical megadeals, are.
Corporate leadership matters, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles are increasingly being adopted by companies seeking responsible investments and positive corporate cultures. And with business experts finding a correlation between strong corporate values and higher performance metrics, dealmakers are also starting to take an interest in the prevailing ethics and culture at a potential target. In order to understand the importance of ESG and corporate culture principles as they relate to M&A deals, as well as the challenges.