​The Blakes Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions: FAQs and 2019 Trends answers frequently asked questions regarding the regulation of public M&A in Canada and provides an outlook for what 2019 may hold based on significant developments we observed in the Canadian deal environment.

The past year saw Canadian M&A activity reach some recent-year highs, despite market volatility as well as economic and geopolitical instability. The cannabis sector was a highlight, there was notable activity in Canada’s mining sector, and private equity and pension fund investments remained a solid driver of deal activity. These and other trends are promising signs of what we might expect to see this year.