Canada: M&A Summary: Q1 2019 - Technology & Life Science

May 2019

M&A transaction volume involving Canadian technology businesses declined slightly during Q1-2019, with 81 closed or announced transactions during the quarter. This brings the transaction count over the trailing four quarters to 301, down from 328 deals that were closed or announced during 2018. Macroeconomic factors such as rising debt levels, volatile equity markets, geopolitical uncertainty and slowing economic growth and world trade have likely had an impact on business performance as well as transaction completion.