Michael Akkawi Speaks to Reuters on Rise in Private Equity Deals

August 04, 2017

Toronto-based head of private equity Michael Akkawi has told Reuters that Canada remains a focus for American players with the news that private equity deals hit a record high in the first half of 2017.

The article published on August 2 says foreign buyout firms chasing Canadian assets helped with the push, which saw deal values jump 55% to C$14.6 billion, compared to the same time last year.

“There’s quite a bit of a focus from American players on Canada,” Mike told Reuters.

“And that focus is on the bigger deals.”

You can read the full article on the Reuters website.

Michael Akkawi is a corporate/commercial lawyer focused on private equity and venture capital and is the head of the firm's Private Equity Practice.


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