Canada: M&A Summary: Q1 2019 - Private Equity

May 2019

Q1-2019 continued to face many of the same broad headwinds as previous quarters. Brexit and USA–China trade uncertainty persisted, as well as growth slowdowns in most major developed countries. This reality has led the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Canada to adopt a more dovish outlook on the economy, waiting to increase rates further until some uncertainty has been removed from the markets. However, even though optimism has tempered, there is no need for panic.