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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.

How Do You Prepare For A Sale of Your Company?

May 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

Investment Bankers: Are They Worth It?

February 2017

Investment bankers from storied firms such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan often make headlines for the fees they generate. Most outside observers have a… Read More

Bridging the “Information” Gap for Private Companies

November 2016

Deal-making for private companies, particularly those in the lower middle market (“LMM”) (defined as deals worth less than $100m), is notoriously opaque: few data points… Read More

Can investment banks really help raise debt?

August 2016

Most boutique investment banks in Canada have built their names on raising equity through the public markets for companies in the resources sector. In recent… Read More

Corporate debt products changing rapidly

May 2016

When in need of additional capital, a business can either raise equity or incur debt. While either option provides an inflow of cash, they can… Read More

Case Studies

Corrosion Service
One of three equal shareholders of Corrosion Service, an infrastructure services company, approached FirePower, seeking to buy out the other two. A highly sensitive situation, we raised the debt financing necessary for a successful close.

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Market Insights
MAY 2017

How Do You Prepare For A Sale of Your Company?
Every entrepreneur must eventually transition out of their company...

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