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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: February, 2017

    Posted By: Valitas Capital Partners

    Market Update 181 Canadian M&A transactions were announced in February. Year to date, M&A deal count in 2017 is 6.2% higher than the comparable period in 2016. In February, the Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 2.28 cents, ending the month at 74 cents. Over the past month, the U.S. dollar denominated TSX index underperformed the S&P 500 index by 5.1%, largely driven by the sharp decrease in the Canadian dollar. WTI Crude Oil prices closed the month of February at a 52-week high, reaching $54.75 per barrel.

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  • The Geek’s Reading List: February 24

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include the 5G Frontier, the Tesla Powerwall, and Disney's wireless charging technology. 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 February 24th

    Posted By: Karen Fisman, Michael Mazza, Louis Goldberg, Clear Li, Daniel Morgan, and Paris Aden

    Thirty-nine Canadian M&A transactions were announced this past week. Year to date, M&A deal count is 8.7% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar appreciated by 0.13 cents, ending the week at 76 cents. The TSX fell by 1.9% and underperformed the S&P 500 by 2.5% in U.S. dollar terms.

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  • The Geek’s Reading List:February 17

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include a Google Fiber comeback, the Snapchat IPO, and the ethics of gene editing. 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 February 17th

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

    Thirty-four Canadian M&A transactions were announced this past week. Year to date, M&A deal count has been 4% lower compared to 2016. The Canadian dollar fell by 0.27 cents, ending the week at 76 cents. The TSX underperformed the S&P 500 by 1.2% in U.S. dollar terms.

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  • The Geek's Reading List February 10, 2017

    Posted By: Brian Piccioni

    Highlights from this week's tech report include IBM's remote-worker crackdown, analysis on Apple's "record quarter", and brain implant technology. 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 February 10th

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

    Sixty-two Canadian M&A transactions were announced this past week. Year to date, M&A deal count has been nearly 10% greater than 2016. The Canadian dollar fell by 0.43 cents, ending the week at 76 cents.

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  • Canadian M&A Market Recap: Week Ended February 3rd

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

    Thirty-four Canadian M&A transactions were announced this past week. The Canadian dollar appreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 0.64 cents, ending the week at 77 cents. The TSX outperformed the S&P 500 by 0.1% 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 5G Wireless Technology, Big Electric Vehicles, and the future of broadcasting. The Geek's Reading List is a weekly publication written by Valitas advisor, Brian Piccioni.

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