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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

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

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

Canadian M&A Roundup Q2 2018

Canadian M&A announced deals for the second quarter totaled CAD $40B, an increase of 23% from the previous quarter and keeping pace with Q2 2017’s total of $40.43B. M&A Drivers Some factors affecting M&A activity for Q2 2018 include Trade uncertainty Large deals in the energy sector Continued consolidation for cannabis companies Trade

Investment Bankers Love Equity

"I Don't Want to Do Equities" I am a big fan of "giving back" to aspiring financiers, in large part due to my altruistic nature. However, another reason is to encounter dunces and laugh at them. When I get a few in a row of the latter, I grow weary of

Investment Banking Bake-Off or Beauty Contest

Investment Banking Request for Proposal In the eternal quest for the next sale, the request for proposal (“RFP”) is a very important part of boosting the probability of a transaction where the investment banker gets paid. A request for proposal is not unique to investment banking. These are fairly standard solicitations across

Investment Banking for Dummies

I used to know a socialite girl who worked at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver. As they have purchase allowances and because it is incumbent upon junior investment bankers to be immaculately dressed in no small part due to the toxic lifestyles endorsed by new finance Instagram accounts, I was happy

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