Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

General Electric recently re-ignited speculation the company could be the next big conglomerate to break-up, with CEO John Flannery, admitting that the company is “looking aggressively” at a spin-off or other ways to get the most out of its power, aviation,...

Back in 2007, the Houston Rockets were testing a mathematical model to assess potential draft picks. That year, the model favored a young player named Marc Gasol, a seven-foot-one center. As it happened, a shirtless photo of Marc circulated amongst the...

Amazon continues to stay mum on its healthcare ambitions but if you put the pieces together, it’s clear there’s some sort of play in the works. This past year, rumors swirled around the clandestine 1492 lab, focused, among other things, on electronic...

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...

The due diligence process is complex and highly structured. If diligence isn’t conducted properly, it can cause an enormous amount of stress for everyone involved. This is where the virtual data room comes in. If you’re new to M&A, think 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,...

Market Update: One hundred and eighty-two Canadian M&A transactions closed in October. 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 1.17 cents, ending the month...

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’s a crucial...