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Canadian M&A Roundup Q3 2018

Canadian M&A has seen a sharp increase in activity in the third quarter of 2018 with $152.4B in announced deals, an increase of 63.6% from Q3 2017 and 21.8% from Q2 2018. M&A Drivers Hostile bids Consolidation in mining Beverage companies entering the cannabis space Hostile Bids According to Reuters and data from

Can Your Manager Read Your Work Emails or View Your Browsing History?

Are Company Emails and Internet Usage Traced? What is the right way to treat work email? Everything written on email should be professional and not compromise the brand of you or your employer. This holds true across all of Corporate America - but is especially true in tier one organizations such

Bid Pricing Strategy: Part II

Certain bid pricing considerations were discussed in a previous post, illustrating what a financial advisor or investment banker would look at for a bid for a private company. Here, we look at other considerations. The bid price is just one of several things that the seller and their financial advisor will consider

Feedback for Investment Banking Summer Analysts

Summer Interns - Returns Offers Handed Out, What Did You Think? A lot of my contacts still slaving away on the sell side have seen summer interns come in and go while the new full time analysts and associates have started or are about to start. As for how the summers did?

Bid Pricing Strategy: Part I

Bid Considerations in a Sell-Side Process When an investment bank represents a potential buyer in a sale process, both parties are very motivated to be the winning bidder. However, the investment bank is more incentivised to bid to win as they are paid on a success fee whereas the potential buyer

A Comparison Of Spin-Outs Versus Carve-Out IPOs: Part II

Comparison Between Spin-Off and IPO There are reasons why a company may choose a spin-off versus an IPO. Depending on what shareholders prefer, this can either can be a good or bad option. An IPO results in cash proceeds for the parent. So if Alibaba carves out and IPOs Ant Financial, the

Deal Protection in Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are the bread and butter of investment banking. However, plenty of mergers and acquisitions fall through for various reasons. As such, the acquiring firm will want to employ strategies that ensure that they can consummate the transaction. Deal protection exists because acquiring companies want to be secure from

Subscription Receipts in Acquisition Finance

Why Issue Subscription Receipts Subscription receipts are often used as a form of acquisition financing in regards to equity. A public company may need to issue equity when debt is either not available or is not prudent. For instance, if the indicative cost of debt becomes too high as the market feels

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