Rob Starr, Big4.com Staff Reporter
Kristian Knibutat, PwC’s Canadian Deals Leader highlighted some of the reasons why Canadian markets were a great place to be during 2011. He starts by saying that while this is notable, it’s critical to remember that “there can be no ‘last one standing’ in a global economy. As go the big players, so goes Canada.”
That sad here are some of the reasons:
$95 billion: market capitalization of US-based companies listed on the TSX; $22 billion: market capitalization of Europe-based companies listed on the TSX; $15.6 billion: market capitalization of China and South & Central America based companies listed on the TSX; 109: number of Africa based mining companies on the TSX-V; 12%: increase in international listings on the TSX year to date.
$2.2 billion: amount paid by China’s state-owned Sinopec in 2011 to acquire 100% of Daylight Energy Ltd; $4.65 billion: amount paid by China’s state-owned Sinopec in 2010 to acquire a 9.03% interest in Syncrude Canada; #1: rank of deals in league table of acquisitions in North America by China (by size) in each of 2011, 2010.
$6.4 billion: value of commercial real estate acquisitions by Canadians in the US; $2 billion: value of Canadian investments in New York City property portfolios; 3rd: Rank of Brookfield Office Properties among New York City commercial property landlords.
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