2016 was an amazing year for mergers and acquisitions, especially in the technology sector. In tech, it was the highest M&A activity we have seen in north America in the last 15+ years. We believe many of the factors that drove this strong performance are in place to make sure 2017 is just as strong, if not better. In this blog, we will highlight some of these trends from 2016 and discuss why we think everything is in place for a very robust 2017.Read More
Over the last twelve months we have really been able to prove our thesis that technology firms in Canada are in desperate need of quality M&A advisory services. We started this journey with an idea that our 25+ years of combined Wall Street experience could be a significant asset for many technology firms in Ottawa that are looking to acquire other businesses or working towards an exit and that has been proved over the last twelve months...Read More
A couple of weeks ago we hosted our first ever Tech Leadership Conference. With approximately 100 attendees, it was great to see such broad participation from the leaders of many of Ottawa’s technology companies. We moderated three separate panels, focusing on M&A, the Venture Capital environment and IPOs. With a good mix of out-of-town experts and local CEOs and CFOs that had experienced these processes first hand, the panels covered these critical topics from both sides of the coin.....Read More
Merger and acquisition activity is really picking up, especially in technology where many of the large tech companies have plenty of cash and are finding themselves losing market share to smaller more nimble competitors.
But while M&A is in the headlines a lot recently, for every two transactions that close, there's another transaction that doesn't.....Read More
We often get asked by our clients that are considering M&A, whether or not Canadian tech companies trade at a discount to their US peers. In a perfect market there shouldn’t be a difference between the two, but as we all know, markets are rarely perfect.....Read More
The Canadian tech merger market has started the year off very strong, with $5.1bn of transactions compared to $3.1bn in all of 2015. In Ottawa we have seen a similar trend with 9 M&A transactions as of the end of June versus 10 for the whole of 2015.
But what’s driving this increased activity? A sizeable proportion of this deal activity is driven by what’s known as inbound M&A.....Read More