Market Recap: February 28

  • Posted By: Andrew Schmidt, Daniel Borg, Topher Abt, Joseph Scarfone, Hamzah Rizvi, and Paris Aden

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Market Update

190 Canadian M&A transactions closed this past month. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 5.7% lower than the comparable period in 2017. The Canadian dollar depreciated by 1.82 cents, ending the month at 78 cents. The TSX outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.2% in U.S. dollar terms. WTI Crude oil fell by 7.1%, ending the week at $60.78 per barrel.

Valitas Insights: Is Canada’s Future Hanging in the Ballads? Four Trends to Watch in 2018

We recently sat down with the Chief Economist of UBS Bank (Canada), Pierre Ouimet, to discuss the various economic challenges facing Canadians. Between NAFTA negotiations, U.S. tax reform, and an uncertain regulatory environment in Canada's oil & gas industry, Canadian business owners have a lot riding on the year ahead.

Read our full article to learn more.

Valitas Update

Valitas is excited to be a partner for the Business Transitions Forum, Canada’s largest exit strategy conference for business owners, happening May 1, 2018.

Early Bird Registration Deadline is April 3, 2018.  Use code VALT1825 to get an additional 25% off the posted rate.

Paris Aden, Partner and Co-founder of Valitas Capital Partners is moderating a panel discussion at the Business Transitions Forum Program in Toronto on May 1st, 2018. The panelists include some of Canada’s leading M&A professionals.  Find out more about the panelists and the topic here.


Valitas Hiring

We are hiring an Office Manager! If you know of anyone who is a "doer" and is looking for a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing and entrepreneurial investment banking firm, please direct them to this link.

We are also hiring an Investment Banking Coverage Associate! If the thought of bringing in 100-million-dollar M&A and financing deals makes your heart skip a beat with excitement, this is the role you have been looking for. Welcome to the “big leagues” of sales. If you know of anyone who fits this description please direct them to this link.

Finally, we are hiring for our Analyst Development Program! We are seeking motivated, entrepreneurial, and well-rounded first, second, or third year students in leading university programs to support our ongoing expansion on a part-time basis on-site or remotely for four-month terms starting in May and September. If you know anyone who may be intersted, please direct them to this link.


And in other news…

This excellent International Women’s Day-inspired article from Firmex looks at the success stories of a few young women working in corporate finance.

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