Osprey Capital’s Canadian M&A Market Update: Goldman Sachs – Global M&A: 2H marks a shift towards recovery – Corporate separations continue to grow at an outsized pace and remain a significant driver of M&A activity.

As Canadian businesses see increasing interest rates and uncertainty in economic forecasts, we will continue to gather and post insight into Canadian M&A market update from a variety of knowledgeable sources on our Linkedin page.

After a muted start to dealmaking in Q1 (-45% YoY), M&A activity steadily improved in Q2 as the macro environment stabilized and the financing markets opened, fueling increased momentum across industries and a kick-start to sponsor activity.

Most notable was the rise of large-scale M&A, with 10 announced deals $10bn+ in Q2 , as well as a meaningful sector shift from growth to old economy following a prolonged, post-Covid growth cycle. Across the Americas, the natural resources sector in particular picked up steam (+50% YoY), accounting for the largest contribution to overall volumes at 30%. Healthcare, technology, media and telecom (TMT) and industrials contributed a combined 48%. 

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