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Despite the dire predictions of technology visionary Elon Musk, you know artificial intelligence is hot when a company like John Deere throws itself into the AI acquisition fray. Sure, the farming equipment company has been chasing autonomous navigation for more than 20...

Following less-than-impressive second quarter results, Hudson’s Bay Co. announced it’d be ramping up its real estate strategy in a bid to weather hard times in the retail sector amidst changing trends and growing online competition. The news follows a recent note to shareholders...

In the world of M&A, few topics are as important or as vexing as valuation. Firmex and MergerMarket interviewed 25 mid-market M&A dealmakers in North America about the human biases and intangibles that impact how an asset is valued, and the most common valuation blunders.

Authored by Valitas Capital Partners, this infographic provides a quick snapshot of merger and acquisition activity in the Canadian market for the previous month. (Click image to view infographic full-size) Market Update Two hundred and thirty-eight Canadian M&A transactions closed in September. Year to date,...

September has come and gone, and school is back in full swing, with students all over hitting the books. It’s also a good time for M&A professionals to brush up on their skills, whether they’re fresh out of school or have a...

No one brings their business to market without expecting some deep digging due diligence by potential bidders. It’s an essential part of the buying process. But sellers need to recognize due diligence isn’t only a tool for buyers, it can be...

In mid-August, a single tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump wiped over US$5 billion off Amazon’s stock valuation. “Amazon is doing great damage to tax-paying retailers. Towns, cities, and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” wrote...

If you like to pay close attention to what's happening in the Canadian M&A market, you'll find this infographic of interest. Authored by Karen Fisman, Michael Mazza, Gavin Ockrant, Clear Li, Chris Angelatos, and Paris Aden of Valitas Capital Partners, it provides...

Last month, Warren Buffett’s bid for Oncor, a utility company based in Texas, fell through. This marks the second public failure for the Oracle of Omaha in clinching a large deal this year, the first being when the Unilever takeover by...
Valitas Canadian M&A Market Recap

This infographic from Valitas Capital Partners provides a snapshot view of M&A activity in the Canadian market for the week ended August 18, 2017. Thirty-six Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 2.7% higher than...