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  • The Geek's Reading List: May 27

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include Google, Facebook and Windows 10. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: May 27

    Posted By: Ann Zhang and Paris Aden

    Stocks rallied for the second consecutive week, driven to a large extent by strength in the U.S. housing sector: new home sales grew at their fastest pace since January 2008 and pending home sales grew 5.1% over the last month. The housing data fueled optimism that the economy can rebound from soft growth in the first quarter and companies can grow their earnings in the back half of 2016.

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  • The Geek's Reading List: May 20

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include 3-D printers, Goldman Sachs and Tesla. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: May 20

    Posted By: Canadian Private Market Recap: May 13

    Global equities were nearly unchanged on the week as the market grappled with the possibility of a rate hike from the US Federal Reserve in the coming months. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) rose slightly, while the yield on the 10-year US Treasury note Increased to 1.86% from 1.75%. West Texas Intermediate crude prices rose to $48.30 from $46.31 last week. Middle market credit market conditions remain robust.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: May 13

    Posted By: Ann Zhang, Paris Aden & Anan Sivapalu

    The Canadian equity markets eked out a slight gain this week as result of a mid-week rally in oil prices. However, the U.S. equity markets were spooked by speculation that further Fed rate increases in 2016 are likely due to positive sales data from the retail sector and the resurgence of the U.S. dollar. In the global markets, Europe remains cautiously optimistic and China’s industrial output showed signs of cooling off. Credit spreads have stabilized and leverage levels, now greater than 5x on average, remain robust by historical standards.

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  • The Geek's Reading List: May 13

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include Linux, Tesla and Samsung. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian Private Market Recap: May 6

    Posted By: Ann Zhang, Paris Aden & Anan Sivapalu

    The North American equity markets pulled back in the wake of slower than expected job growth, mixed first quarter earnings results and mixed signals from the Federal Reserve. In addition to the effect of local factors, the embattled Eurozone and slowing pace of Chinese economy continue to weigh on the North American equity markets. In the credit markets, caution continues to drive middle market spreads higher. However, total leverage levels around 5x reflect robust conditions by historical standards.

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  • The Geek's Reading List: May 6

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include YouTube, Tesla and Samsung. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Confidentiality is Crucial

    Posted By: Paris Aden

    The most successful transactions are those that bring the “outlier” to the surface, that one acquirer or investor who sees more value in a business than any of the others. It’s often difficult to identify the outlier, it is essential that multiple parties be contacted through a structured sale process to uncover them. To keep bidders honest, the competitive tension between bidders should be palpable

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