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Canadian Market Recap: September 2017

  • Posted By: Karen Fisman, Matt Bogoroch, Ted Pispidikis, Andrew Schmidt, Miranda Li, Gavin Ockrant, JT Paliwal

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Market Update

Two hundred and thirty-eight Canadian M&A transactions closed in September. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 2.4% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 2.15 cents, ending the month at 80 cents. WTI Crude oil prices rose by 7.0% in September, ending the month at $51.95 per barrel.

Valitas Insights: Selling Your Business: What do Buyers Look For?

When business owners consider a sale of their company, a common first question is: “How much is my company worth?” The answer is guided by the elements that buyers look for when they assess the value of a business. So, from a buyer’s perspective, what makes a company an attractive acquisition target? 

A recent study by Intralinks and the M&A Research Centre at Cass Business School in London provides some answers to this question. Additionally, Paul Eldridge, a partner at Fulcrum Capital Partners, shared insights with us, gleaned from his extensive experience as a private equity investor.

Read our full article to learn more.

 

And on other topics…

  • Firmex and Divestopedia have just released their M&A Fee Guide 2017, a useful resource for business owners and M&A practitioners.
  • In a sale of business, sell-side due diligence is a critical part of the process.  Paris Aden shares his insights on the subject in this recent article

 

 

 

 

 

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