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Value of inward M&A peak in 2000

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Year Number of acquisitions Value of acquisitions
Total % financed by shares Total % financed by shares
% $ millions %
1997 41 10 3,522 24
1998 49 18 17,621 35
1999 65 27 20,202 46
2000 88 33 64,129 63
2001 68 12 24,931 38
2002 34 32 13,537 38
1997–2002 345 22 143,942 49
Source: Statistics Canada, Balance of Payments Division.