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No weed woes in Canada's mergers and acquisitions scene in 2018

With the legalization of cannabis on the horizon, the pot business seems to be smoking. So far in 2018, that business has lit up the mergers and acquisitions sector of the market in Canada, and experts say they don't foresee any slow down. One of the biggest deals happened between the west and east.

Slow mergers and acquisitions in Canada due to lax energy deals

Since 2013, the mergers and acquisitions sector in Canada has stalled a bit. The blame, according to experts, goes to big energy companies which weren't as active as they had been in previous years -- down about 25 per cent, in fact. However, experts predict the mining sector in Canada should raise those mergers and acquisitions numbers in 2018.

Mergers and acquisitions: Global coup for Canadian company

A Canadian company is an odd beater. When it comes to mergers and acquisitions in Canada, it pays to do some homework and Appnovation Technologies is proof of that. The global digital market is a competitive one, but the founder of Appnovation has 15 offices around the world with around 250 employees, but getting there wasn't easy, especially since the company's founder is only in his early 30s. 

Mergers and acquisitions: Cannabis company purchasing rivals

When a senior employee sends out a memo stating the company at which he is working needs to ramp up its buying, the company means business. A senior executive at Aurora Cannabis in Canada did just that recently, indicating that the company needed to step up its mergers and acquisitions efforts since the firm hadn't acquired any companies in "several hours." Aurora wants to get on the cannabis bandwagon and has been buying up companies in the hopes of being one of the nation's big pot players when Canada makes the drug recreationally legal in next summer.

Mergers and acquisitions: Newstrike in talks with CanniMed

A producer of medical marijuana, CanniMed, is in talks with Newstrike Resources about linking the two companies. News of the proposed mergers and acquisitions deal came to light after a competing company, Aurora Cannabis, tried to take over the Saskatchewan-based CanniMed. The company, which has the backing of the Canada band, The Tragically Hip, said it is in talks with Newstrike about penning a deal.

Canada mergers and acquisitions: Some deals too good to be true

A possible foreign purchaser has thrown some lit dynamite into the operations of two companies. News of the possible mergers and acquisitions of these businesses in Canada drove their stock prices up. One of the foreign companies in China tried to derail a deal that was agreed upon to take over an electronics company, but the news had no real bearing. Days before a shareholders' meeting, the company said it would not be acquiring the Canadian-based company.

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