September 2019 Archives

Business and commercial: Forever 21 chain closing its doors

A well-known clothing chain will soon be closing its locations. The business and commercial world was sent reeling recently when Forever 21 announced it would be closing all its stores in Canada and stateside and has filed for bankruptcy. The company has nearly 2,000 employees in Canada at 44 locations. A statement issued by the company stated it would reposition the brand and global business in Canada to adapt to the current retail environment.

Mergers and acquisitions: 2 cannabis powerhouses merge

There continues to be increased marriages in the cannabis industry. The latest news in Canada regarding the industry's mergers and acquisitions includes the melding of Cannagistics, Inc. and Unified Cannabis of Canada. The all-stock transaction is expected to create the flagship CBD/Hemp/Cannabis International Vertically Optimized Company (CIVOC). Cannagistics CEO says the new entity will create a unique, profitable international powerhouse in the evolving cannabis industry.

Business and commercial: 4 chains to set up shop in Canada

Four major food chains are preparing to expand their businesses in the Great White North. The business and commercial world has been talking about four fast food chains operating stateside moving into Canada -- Jollibee, Chik-fil-A, Eataly and In-N-Out Burger. Many Canadians already know these companies from travelling stateside and many have said they are looking forward to outlets opening in Canada.

Insurance industry still hot with mergers and acquisitions

The insurance industry continues to be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to business transactions in the country. A company based out of the states is the latest to make news on the mergers and acquisitions front by scooping up a major consulting firm based in Ontario. Hub International Canada's latest acquisition -- GMS Insurance Inc. -- strays from its previous deals last year, which were mainly out of the western part of the country.

Mergers and acquisitions activity helps lessen trade deficit

The trade deficit in the country is getting smaller, according to government statistics. Some of that, experts believe, can be attributed to direct investment in Canada due to increased mergers and acquisitions activity, but also reflects a narrower deficit on goods, according to recent Statistics Canada numbers. The trade deficit is now at the lowest it has been since 2008.

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