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Increasing focus on M&A alternatives

With increasing cash reserves and a stagnant economy, firms are looking for alternatives to M&A for excess cash, including returning capital to shareholders by way of repurchase, dividend and debt reduction. According to the Thomson Reuters fourth annual Outlook for Investment Banking Services Survey, as valuations continue rising in the Americas, firms are becoming less interested in using … Continue reading

Use of M&A insurance on the rise

Forecasts of increased M&A activity, combined with a global economic climate where risk aversion is the name of the game, present an opportune moment for examining M&A insurance as a viable means of reducing risks in business transactions. The most common type of transaction insurance is Representation and Warranties (R&W) insurance, which targets the net … Continue reading

M&A trends look positive in 2012

Grant Thornton recently released its 20th annual International Business Report on M&A in which it suggests the market for M&A looks strong both globally and in Canada, as businesses look to invest cash resources built up over a period of slow M&A activity.  Based on our experience, we have certainly noticed an increase in M&A … Continue reading
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