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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.

The Case for M&A During COVID

Q2 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into unprecedented crisis. The IMF predicts that real GDP will contract by 7.6% in 2020 globally1. This steep… Read More

Leadership during the COVID pandemic in the Canadian mid-market: a virtual roundtable of owners.

Q1 2020

COVID-19 has upended billions of people’s lives. The economic damage is already significant and far-reaching. In Canada, mid-market business owners are deeply concerned about the… Read More

2020 Dealmaking: Insights from Global and Canadian Experts

Q4 2019

New year, new decade. We’re entering 2020 with an air of cautious optimism for Canadian deal making. The Phase 1 China-US deal and the USMCA’s… Read More

Will Canadian M&A Activity Peak in 2020/21?

Q3 2019

M&A is thriving in North America. It’s a seller’s market, but how long will that last? While 2019 got off to a slower start than… Read More

The Path to Exit and Beyond: Entrepreneurs’ Stories, Part II

September 2019

“The sale of a company can mark the beginning of a major time of reinvention and renewal…but It can potentially lead to a difficult time… Read More

Case Studies

F12.net
F12.net, a leading Canadian Managed Service Provider (MSP), was executing on a roll-up acquisition strategy. The FirePower team built a comprehensive target list and crafted a story emphasizing F12’s corporate culture, growth and financial strength.  Of the potential targets, Apps on Tap represented an exciting synergistic addition for F12. With FirePower’s support, F12 acquired Apps on Tap in May 2018.

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