We hear a lot about cognitive bias these days (and confirmation bias – a type of cognitive bias), an extraordinarily important concept in life, business and marketing, most recently made famous by Scott Adams’ book Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter
There were 334 transactions in the North American Oil & Gas sector in Q2 2018, including 67 private placements, 105 public offerings, 98 mergers & acquisitions, 2 buybacks and 62 shelf registrations, with a total value of C$346 billion. Total deal volume decreased by 27% over Q2 2017 and transaction value increased by 89%.
There were 511 transactions in the North American Metals & Mining sector in Q2 2018, including 340 private placements, 44 public offerings, 90 mergers & acquisitions, 3 buybacks and 34 shelf registrations, with a total value of C$150 billion. Total deal volume decreased by 13% over Q2 2017 and transaction value increased more than five times.