Canada: M&A Summary: Q1 2019 - Food & Beverage

May 2019

Despite continued macroeconomic uncertainty, highlighted by Canada’s first inverted yield curve since the 2008-09 recession, and a lack of meaningful progress on cross-border trade negotiations, the food and beverage (“F&B”) M&A landscape remains attractive for buyers seeking to enter new markets or increase scale. Notwithstanding several macro headwinds, the Canadian food and beverage market saw a significant increase in M&A activity over the prior quarter, highlighted by 37 deals involving a Canadian party.