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Mergers and acquisitions: The grass seems to be greener in Canada

It seems Canada is leading the way in the burgeoning global cannabis market. Business experts predict that there will be more mergers and acquisitions in the coming year. But being number one comes with some responsibilities. Other countries are looking to Canada to set the stage for the legalization of cannabis in other areas and global investors are watching intently.

Mergers and acquisitions: Energy companies need a shock

Some business experts are making it clear that there is only one solution for the energy sector that has taken a hard hit in the recent past. There are analysts in the world of mergers and acquisitions in Canada who are saying energy companies should think about merging or they'll face possible extinction. These suggested mergers may induce a jolt of energy into the sluggish market and even though it won't be an overnight panacea, it could spell good news for shareholders in the long run as well.

Mergers and acquisitions: Looking golden on the mining front

It seems silver is being turned into gold. Junior gold mines are heating up the mergers and acquisitions world in Canada as of late and investors who usually line their pockets with silver are taking a golden chance, which is revving up a sluggish market. In fact, one of the most prolific deals announced in Canada recently is of a more than 100-year-old mining company based stateside looking to acquire a Nevada-based mining company to the tune of US$462 million.

Mergers and acquisitions: How they affect the technological world

Experts expect the technological sector to make great inroads in the business world this year. Even though natural resource companies still lead the way in mergers and acquisitions deals, technology is primed to see some increased action this year, so says a recent study. Many of Canada's mergers and acquisitions top deal makers say they expect business to increase by more than 75 and 74 per cent in 2018 in volume and value, respectively.

Weston fattens its coffers in huge mergers and acquisitions deal

One of Canada's most wealthy families, the Westons, is aiming to create a real estate investment trust (REIT) worth almost $4 billion. In the world of mergers and acquisitions in Canada, this deal will see Choice Properties REIT, a Weston holding that's traded publicly, buy Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT), bringing Weston's portfolio to 752 properties.  The company's holdings currently include Loblaw's, Shopper's Drug Mart and the Joe Fresh fashion line.

Mergers and acquisitions: Accounting firms make major deals

Experts have said  business deals around accounting companies will be on the rise in 2018. They said they are expecting a busy year with increases in mergers and acquisitions, and recent business deals in Canada with some high-profile companies may prove those predictions correct. Grant Thornton, MNP and BDO recently announced mergers that are starting 2018 off with a business bang.

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. 

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