PE Hub features Torys report and Michael Akkawi

Torys sees promising Canadian PE deal environment in 2014

February 18, 2014

PE Hub has featured partner Michael Akkawi’s brief of our report “Private Equity Markets in Canada: 2013 Breakdown, 2014 Outlook”, which provides a retrospective of the 2013 private equity environment as well as what may be in store for 2014. Below is an excerpt of the PE Hub article.

Torys LLP has released a new report that takes an in-depth look at current Canadian private equity deal-making trends.

In Private Equity Markets in Canada: 2013 Breakdown, 2014 Outlook, my Torys’ colleagues Guy Berman, Sophia Tolias and I found last year’s trends provided some key stage-setting dynamics for stronger market activity in 2014.

The data indicate that PE deal-making in Canada grew moderately last year, with volume now practically at the same level as seen in the pre-crisis market of 2007. Activity received a boost in the fourth quarter, when announced transactions hit their highest level since 2011.

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