5 M&A trends to watch for in 2013

By Staff | January 4, 2013 | Last updated on January 4, 2013
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There are five main trends that will shape Canadian mergers and acquisitions in 2013, says Torys LLP’s 8th annual M&A Top Trends.

Each year, the international business law firm identifies and discusses M&A trends, and shows how these developments will shape the year ahead. The 2013 report focuses on international transactions, hostile bids, shareholder activism, deal litigation and foreign investment.

The report highlights the following obstacles:

  • Canadian acquirors will focus on mitigating risk as outbound deals increase.
  • Hostile bids will become more difficult as target boards “just say slow.”
  • Activist-driven transactions will increase.
  • Shareholder litigation will rise.
  • Foreign investors will change their investment strategies to compete for Canadian oil and gas assets.

To read the entire text of the report and watch the accompanying video, click here.

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