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On March 5th, the PDAC convention in Toronto hosted a session on Financing in a Volatile Market, chaired by Daryl Hodges, President of Jennings Capital, and Marc Mills, VP of Investment Banking for National Bank Financial. Here are three lessons that...

We often highlight articles that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. We thought you might find the following research results interesting, outlining M&A activity and financing in the oil and gas industry for Q4, 2012.  According to GlobalData's new...

Once a business owner has made the decision to exit their business, they should treat that decision just like any other strategic initiative. They need to identify concrete goals and objectives, outline the strategy designed to meet those goals and objectives,...

Despite enormous and increasing resources devoted to combating data breaches, security incidents in the enterprise continue to rise. Hackers are deploying some of the most sophisticated malware attacks ever seen, and law firms are a primary target. Just last month it was...

Despite relatively robust metal prices, 2012 was an extraordinarily challenging year for the mining industry. Acquisitions completed under a pressure to grow came back to haunt many of the senior producers as capital and operating costs escalated, while juniors were undone by...
7 Big Data Techniques That Create Business Value

Part 1 of our Big Data series focused on whether big data was right for your business, and provided some examples of how big data is being used in the enterprise. In Part 2, we’ll now discuss how to actually adopt...

We started 2012 with a lot of optimism. There was an abundance of cash at PEGs and on public company balance sheets. Credit markets and business valuations were favorable to well-heeled buyers. What seemed like a perfect year for M&A growth was...

Recent discoveries of oil and natural gas in East Africa have all eyes looking to this region. From major gas finds in Mozambique and Tanzania, to optimism over oil production and future exploration in Uganda and Kenya, the potential of the...

Earlier this month the Canadian government extended its review of CNOOC Ltd’s $15.1 billion bid to acquire Nexen Inc. The proposed deal has sparked vigorous public debate around state-owned enterprise (SOE) investment. It has also brought to light the lack of clarity...

What is SaaS? Software as a Service (SaaS) is a distribution model in which applications are hosted by a third party vendor or service provider over a network, typically online - and delivered “as a service” to end users. Web-based email is an...