Graphic: Investment M&A, Bulwark Against Decline

A 10-year survey of Canadian M&A deals (over US$50 million) reveals that, while the number of transactions has fallen, investment plays — where acquirers in the financial sector pick up non-financial assets — have remained stable. In 2016, as a result, investor acquisitions made up 30 per cent of all M&A in the country, a 10-year high.