Canadian M&A activity will continue unabated in 2016,
with counsel seeing a strong trend towards distressed assets
activity, particularly in the commodities sector.
While it seems too early to identify all of the year's
upcoming trends, there has been much greater interest in
M&A than capital markets so far.
"Folks continue to be focussed on M&A, and there seems
to continue to be good momentum," said Jeffrey Singer, partner
According to Singer, that will be especially true of the
commodities market – the oil, gas and metals sectors
– as issuers look for lifelines and buyers for
opportunities.Principally, that interest surrounds
Canada’s distressed assets, especially in the
energy and metals sectors. "I think distressed M&A is going
to become more of a feature of this market," said
It's commodities that are causing problems for Canada. Its