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  • The Geek’s Reading List: July 31

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include 3D printed porcelain teeth, Google Tax and the battery revolution. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: July 26

    Posted By: Andrea Banerjee

    Last week in M&A activity 40 year-old Canadian retail brand Comark was purchased by Stern Partners. Comark is the parent company of fashion brands Ricki's, Bootlegger and Cleo, and is just one of many retail chains that have struggled in the recent market. In financing news, Marina District Finance and Cargojet secured capital for continued development, and Vancouver's ProNAi Therapeutics raised over $158 million in its IPO. Here are the major deals of the week:

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  • The Geek’s Reading List: July 24

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include robotic surgery and 3D bone printing. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: July 19

    Posted By: Andrea Banerjee

    Last week the M&A market saw major activity with a 10-figure cash transaction as Stericycle bought Shred-It, the Oakville-based shredding and document destruction service, for $2.3 billion. The acquisition killed plans for Shred It’s IPO which was to be one of the biggest this year. It proved to be a major week for Birch Hill Equity Partners, as another of its portfolio investments, Sleep Country Canada Holdings, completed its IPO raising gross proceeds over $300 million.

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  • The Geek’s Reading List: July 17

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include self-driving cars and the corporate overlords of Reddit. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: July 12

    Posted By: Andrea Banerjee

    In addition to a flurry of sales activity from U.S. private equity firms in the Canadian mid-market, last week saw foreign PE-backed add-ons fortifying existing Canadian agencies. High Road Capital Partners will make Toronto-based Ariad a cross-border platform, while the Japanese acquisition of Sid Lee will mobilize the agency's expansion into Asia. In financing news, the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec has invested $8.2 million for the growth of Montreal’s Fix Auto Canada, and shares of Crown Capital Partners began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange following a successful IPO.

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  • The Geek’s Reading List: July 10

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include autonomous vehicles, gigabit networks and 3D printing for aerospace. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: July 5

    Posted By: Andrea Banerjee

    The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan made headlines last week with a $3.3 billion purchase of Cenovus Energy’s oil and gas royalty properties. The deal will assign roughly 4.8 million acres of mineral fee title lands to the Teachers’ Natural Resources Group. In other 10-figure deal activity, the federal government has approved the sale of a majority stake in Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil to global investment firm TPG and its Chinese partners.

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  • The Geek’s Reading List: July 3

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include a drone rescue, a robot bricklayer, and Google's recent racist blunder. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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