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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.

Can investment banks really help raise debt?

Q3 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

The Rapid Transformation of Corporate Debt Products

Q2 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

M&A Super Cycle Not So Super?

Q1 2016

At first glance, 2015 was a stellar year for global M&A, with total deal values reaching a record high and EBITDA multiples touching levels not… Read More

FX Impact on Cross-Border M&A

Q4 2015

Loonie losing ground against the Greenback In October 2015, the Canadian dollar (CAD) was hovering near an 11-year low against the USD driven in part… Read More

Leveraged Buyouts & Succession Planning in Canada

Q3 2015

Management Buyouts as an exit strategy Succession planning for many small- and medium-sized businesses is often a secondary thought: the Canadian Federation of Independent Business… Read More

Case Studies

Last Call Analytics
When FirePower first met Last Call Analytics, the company was building custom big data analytics and visualization software platforms for frontline sales staff, primarily of beverage & alcohol distributors, but also for clients in other industries.  Last Call needed capital to grow, as well as strategic guidance to develop a stronger revenue model and focused direction. FirePower invested both capital and hard work, shifting the revenue model, focusing its resources, and ultimately, helping the company achieve its potential.

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