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Origin in the News: Dealmaking during the Economic Shutdown

By Tracey Lamping's

May 26, 2020

The Financial Post’s Barbara Shecter reports on the state of Canadian dealmaking, speaking with Origin’s Jim Osler about what he is seeing on the current transaction landscape. The health and financial crisis has been transformative for Canadian dealmaking; the last weeks of March saw deal activity plummet. At this point, most transactions in hard hit sectors have been spiked. But other deals are moving ahead, albeit on a smaller scale, particularly in the mid-market in sectors that are contrarian (like mining), or that are holding up during the shutdown. Read the full article for a deep dive into the current state of dealmaking.