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.
To read the full article, click here.