The overall outlook for 2017 Canadian M&A activity remains moderately positive, despite the decrease in the number of Canadian companies sold in 2016. Corporate balance sheets are flush with cash, with corporations actively looking for quality investments. Interest rates remain low, and oil prices are showing signs of improvement. Private Equity firms also have large cash holdings and often see Canadian firms as good "bolt-on" opportunities. Read the report for more detail on trends, public market performance and deal activity.