Globe and Mail Spotlights M&A Top Trends 2016

December 08, 2015

The Globe and Mail has published an article highlighting our lawyers’ analysis and discussion in our annual dealmaking report, M&A Top Trends 2016. Below is an excerpt of the article.

A mellower proxy battlefield and heightened interest in wobbling companies both inside and outside Canada’s oil patch are some of the key trends that Toronto law firm Torys LLP sees for 2016 in the world of mergers and acquisitions.

In a report being officially released on Tuesday, the Bay Street firm also says private equity firms are increasingly shopping for infrastructure projects, and that Canadian investors may continue to be tempted by the emerging practice of “special purpose acquisition companies,” or shell companies set up solely to acquire an unnamed target firm.

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Read M&A Top Trends 2016 here. In addition to our annual top 10 trends and companion video, in a special feature of this year’s report, we interview Ed Clark for his thoughts on what’s in store for business in 2016.

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