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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: December, 2016

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    Leading law firms with active M&A practices represent one such reliable source, so when Blakes’ Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends to Watch in 2017 report crossed my desk, it went directly to the top of my reading pile. The article didn’t disappoint, and this week, I’d like to share a couple of the authors’ findings related to government policy, that are likely to drive Canadian M&A forward in 2017.

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  • Highlights from this week's tech report include Uber Freight, Hackers vs. Encryption, and Tesla's Collision Warning. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Highlights from this week's tech report include Robot Chip Speeds, Technology Taxes, and Uber Self Driving Cars. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: Week Ended December 16, 2016

    Posted By: Karen Fisman, Louis Goldberg, Miranda Li, Michael Mazza and Paris Aden

    Thirty-four M&A transactions were announced this past week. The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% this past week and indicated that rates will likely increase three more times in 2017. WTI Crude Oil prices decreased slightly for the second week straight. The Canadian dollar fell by 1.04 cents this past week and the TSX underperformed relative to the S&P 500 by 1.7% in U.S. dollar terms.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: November, 2016

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    Slow organic revenue growth is an issue for many companies – one that has been pervasive over the past few quarters. This week, however, we are reporting on an interesting twist. Read our article to find out which companies are bucking the sluggish trend.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: Week Ended December 9, 2016

    Posted By: Karen Fisman, Louis Goldberg, Miranda Li, Michael Mazza and Paris Aden

    Forty-three Canadian M&A transactions were announced this past week. Oil decreased slightly after a strong rally last week. Correspondingly, the Canadian dollar climbed by 0.74 cents, ending the week at 76 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.3% in U.S. dollar terms, reflecting the effect of a rising S&P 500 partially offset by the advance in the Canadian dollar.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: Week Ended December 2, 2016

    Posted By: Karen Fisman, Louis Goldberg, Miranda Li, Michael Mazza and Paris Aden

    Forty-eight Canadian M&A transactions were announced this past week. Oil rallied this past week by nearly 15% after OPEC members agreed to limit their oil output. Correspondingly, the Canadian dollar climbed by 1.18 cents, ending the week at 75 cents. The combination of the S&P 500 falling and the Canadian dollar climbing, led to the TSX in U.S. dollar denomination outperforming the S&P 500 by 2.4% this past week.

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