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Market Update One hundred and eighty-seven Canadian M&A transactions closed in December. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 3.4% higher than the comparable period in 2016. The Canadian dollar depreciated relative to the U.S. dollar by 2.21 cents, ending the...

Somewhere between stock and currency Greed isn’t Wall Street’s flaw; it’s not wrong to want and to want more. But what if greed could be shared, collaborative even? It’s the thesis behind South African technologist Richard Craib’s Numerai, the world’s first artificial...

Virtual data rooms, or VDRs, are an M&A professional’s stock-in-trade. These specialized solutions help to ease the burden and risk of disclosing confidential documents to third parties during the due diligence phase of an M&A transaction. Newcomers to the world of...

This quarter has been abuzz with activity for the Canadian cannabis sector.  The provinces continue to roll out their distribution plans, and in November, Health Canada tabled its proposed regulatory framework.  In the private sector, Aurora Cannabis launched a hostile takeover...

Luxury retail giants with a penchant for snapping up fashion houses are on the rise. Similar to a trend we see in the music industry, some fashion houses staunchly assert their independence and refuse to merge for as long as they’re...

M&A activity in Japan appears to have picked up in recent months – some of the most notable transactions include a consortium buying Toshiba, KKR’s purchase of Calsonic, and Bain’s rumored winning bid for Takata, among many others. At first glance,...