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Canadian M&A increasingly driven by labour crunch, technology motivations: Report

While the volume and value of Canadian mergers and acquisitions has rebounded from the second quarter of 2020, the pandemic has spurred a shift in why businesses seek out deals, according to a new report from the Business Development Bank of Canada. In its survey of 1,500 small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) leaders, the percentage of respondents who said gaining new talent motivated acquisitions rose from 20 to 30 per cent, while those who said obtaining technologies climbed from 14 to 25 per cent. (The Logic)

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