January 2020 Archives

Mergers and acquisitions: BMO to add Clearpool to its portfolio

BMO Financial Group's coffer will be expanding thanks to a recent acquisition agreement. In mergers and acquisitions news in Canada, BMO has agreed to acquire stateside-based Clearpool Group Inc. pending regulatory approvals. Clearpool is an electronic trading solutions company and is expected to give BMO a powerful injection in electronic trading.

Business and commercial: Trade tensions ease moving into 2020

Things are a little less tense in the trading realm and that is good news for companies. A recent Bank of Canada survey of executives showed businesses around the country were much less concerned about trade tensions at the end of last year. Moving into 2020, all indicators point to infrastructure growth in business and commercial areas amid tightened labour markets.

Mergers & Acquisitions

One of the largest independent groups of agricultural retailers in the country are joining forces with others around the globe to create a major player in the world ag market. AgLink Canada has joined with AgLink Australia, Integrated Agribusiness Professionals in the United States and AgriRede in Brazil, creating AgLink International. And it's big news in the mergers and acquisitions world. 

Many Canadian business owners plan 2020 investments

Entrepreneurs across the country are gearing up for a new year, despite some reservations about the economic outlook for the next 12 months. According to a survey from the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), business owners throughout the country are more pessimistic in 2020 than they were the year prior. However, many still believe their businesses will grow in the new year, and Ontario entrepreneurs say their investment intentions are on the rise for the new year.

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions down in 2019

Worldwide deal-making in 2019 numbered in the trillions of dollars, making last year one of the best in recent history when it comes to business. Some of those deals included mergers and acquisitions in Canada -- including cross-border pursuits. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions totaled more than $1 trillion, but that is the lowest it has been since 2013.

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