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Written by our deal-makers, entrepreneurs, investors and advisors, it doesn’t get more relevant for you than this. Read past issues and find answers to some of the most strategic challenges you have.

A Tale of Two Offers: Price vs. Structure

Q2 2018

Imagine this situation (not hypothetical—it is an adaptation of one of our firm’s live deals): After taking years to build a successful company, your investment… Read More

The Tidal Wave That’s Coming

Q1 2018

Where is that tidal wave of Canadian baby boomers putting their businesses up for sale? We’ve all heard about it, but we haven’t seen it… Read More

Preconceived Notions Can Be Deal Killers

Q4 2017

“There are things known and things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Jim Morrison For most business owners, an exit is… Read More

The Ownership Advantage: Delaying a Series A with Venture Debt

Q3 2017

You’re out of early-stage start-up territory (i.e. with revenues exceeding $2m). You are close to breaking even but need to continue spending to scale up. Read More

How Do You Prepare For A Sale of Your Company?

Q2 2017

Every entrepreneur must eventually transition out of their company. There are two exit paths (liquidating or selling), which can take various forms: selling off individual… Read More

Case Studies

Printfleet
FirePower was engaged to prepare PrintFleet for an exit to strategics, and guide the company through to closing. Four weeks before closing, the buyer with whom PrintFleet signed an LOI following a competitive auction, a Japanese Fortune 500 company, terminated the deal because of an internal reorganization. Far from giving up, FirePower re-ignited conversations with a Texas-based strategic who had done well in the auction, and closed without any major challenges at an attractive price, terms and conditions.

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