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Thoughts on Trump’s Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

Last week, President Trump announced steel and aluminum import tariffs (of 25% and 10% respectively) on "national security" grounds (Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act). He signed the orders to impose the tariffs today, with some amendments from his previous hard line position. The announcement follows tariffs on solar panels

Canadian M&A Roundup Sep 15, 2017 – Polaris Materials

Our previous Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions roundups can be found here. Our previous global M&A roundups can be found here. Target: Polaris Materials Corporation (TSX:PLS) Industry: Basic Materials - Construction Materials Acquirer: Unknown US Buyer Target: Polaris Materials Corporation Size: $301 million Consideration: 100% Cash Source of Funds: Not Disclosed Sell Side Advisors: Canaccord Genuity Corp.

Weekly Movers Sep 8, 2017 – Centerra Gold, Dollarama, Pacific Insights Electronics, New Gold, Aimia, Hudbay Minerals, Hurricane Irma

Top TSX Weekly Gainers (Week of September 8, 2017) Centerra Gold Inc (TSX:CG, Chg:17.2%) Industry: Metals & Mining - Gold The political tension between the Kyrgyzstan government and CG, the majority-owner and operator of the largest gold mine (Kumtor) in Kyrgyz Republic, has been high. For more than two years, CG and the

Canada M&A Roundup Sep 1, 2017 – Toromont Industries, Polaris Materials

Our previous Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions roundups can be found here. Our previous global M&A roundups can be found here. Target: Hewitt Equipment Limited Industry: Industrials - Capital Goods Dealers Acquirer: Toromont Industries Ltd. (TSX:TIH) Target: Hewitt Equipment Limited Size: $1 billion Consideration: 88.5% Cash, 11.5% Equity Source of Funds: Debt,

Weekly Movers Sep 1, 2017 – Polaris Materials, Prometic Life Sciences, Toromont, Painted Pony

Top TSX Weekly Gainers Polaris Materials Corp (TSX:PLS, Chg:183.3%) Industry: Basic Materials Vulcan Materials, a $16bn construction aggregates and concrete producer agreed to acquire PLS for $2.79/share in cash, valuing PLS equity at about $252mm. PLS closed last Friday at $0.96. Prometic Life Sciences Inc (TSX:PLI, Chg:25.8%) Industry: Healthcare On August 29, 2017 PLI announced that

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Weekly Movers Aug 18, 2017 – Westport, Hudbay, Trevali, Premium Brands, Kirkland Lake

Top Gainers Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX:WPRT, Chg:24.2%) WPRT posted a solid quarter validating that the operation is improving and the merger with Fuel System Solutions was the right strategic move. WPRT is ahead of schedule in realizing cost and operational synergies from the acquisition. Management is guiding positive adjusted EBITDA in