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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: January, 2017

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    217 Canadian M&A transactions were announced in January, sitting just below the 12-month high of 221. Year to date, M&A deal count in 2017 has been nearly 10% greater than 2016. In January, the Canadian dollar appreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 0.28 cents, ending the month at 76 cents. WTI Crude Oil prices fell in January by 2.7%.

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  • Highlights from this week's tech report include AT&T's 5G DirecTV trial, Trump's Orwellian PrivacyLaws, and HP's New Extended Laptop Battery Life. 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 January 27th

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

    Forty-one Canadian M&A transactions were announced this past week. The Canadian dollar appreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 1.29 cents, ending the week at 76 cents. The TSX outperformed the S&P 500 by 0.8% in U.S. dollar terms, reflecting the effect of a rising Canadian dollar.

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  • Highlights from this week's tech report include Deep Learning Algorithms, Seagate's plant shutdown, and Eye Surgery Robots. 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 January 20th

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

    Fifty Canadian M&A transactions were announced this past week. Oil increased slightly after oil producers agreed to cut output. Conversely, the Canadian dollar fell by 1.07 cents, ending the week at 75 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 1.0% in U.S. dollar terms, reflecting the effect of a rising S&P 500 further exacerbated by the decline in the Canadian dollar.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: Week Ended January 13th

    Posted By: Karen Fisman, Louis Goldberg, Miranda Li, Michael Mazza, Paris Aden, Clear Li. Minh Cao and Manar Ha

    Thirty-five Canadian M&A transactions were announced this past week. Oil decreased by 3.1% after a slight decrease last week. Correspondingly, the Canadian dollar climbed by 0.37 cents, ending the week at 76 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.6% in U.S. dollar terms, as the TSX approached its 52-week high.

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  • Highlights from this week's tech report include Google's Compression Tool, Apple's Airpods, and Disney's Streaming Game Box. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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  • The Geek’s Reading List: January 6, 2017

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include Amazon's Robot Army, Apple's sluggish sales, and Intel's Optane Hyperfast Memory Chip. 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 January 6, 2017

    Posted By: Karen Fisman, Louis Goldberg, Miranda Li, Michael Mazza, Paris Aden, Clear Li. and Manar Hassan-Agha

    Twenty-nine M&A transactions were announced this past week. WTI Crude Oil prices increased slightly after falling at the beginning of the week. The Canadian dollar rose by 1.24 cents this past week and the TSX overperformed relative to the S&P 500 by 1.3% in U.S. dollar terms. Total debt/EBITDA levels for U.S. middle market companies decreased slightly to 4.8x.

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