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M&A Alternatives in a Time of Market Disruption

May 13, 2020

When we started writing this piece, we were only vaguely aware of COVID-19 and had, frankly, never heard of Wuhan, China. A lot can change ...

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Impact of COVID-19 on Family Law Valuation Proceedings

April 28, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Understandably, part...

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P&C Brokerages – How to Survive the COVID-19 Financial Crisis

March 30, 2020

Someone once asked Ernest Hemingway how he went bankrupt and he responded, “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”  This short piece is ...

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2020 M&A Trends in Canada’s P&C Insurance Industry

February 27, 2020

We have written this piece to share our observations on issues that have an impact on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Ca...

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How to Value an Architecture Firm

January 17, 2020

It is not uncommon for us to be engaged to provide our opinion on the fair market value of architecture firms. In this short piece, we lo...

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How Should Real Estate be Treated in a Valuation?

November 13, 2019

When our clients engage us to value a business, a number of different assets need to be taken into consideration. Real estate assets, inclu...

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Valuation or Business Insight Report – What is right for you?

October 21, 2019

At Smythe Advisory, we are fortunate to have six qualified Chartered Business Valuators (CBV) that work on a variety of projects, including...

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Selling Assets or Shares – Which is right for you?

September 17, 2019

A common question we are asked when planning the sale of a business is do you sell assets or shares? In our experience, the following scena...

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How to Increase Profitability: The Customer Sales Mix

August 27, 2019

We often come across situations where a business has plateaued in profitability and management is not quite sure how to address the situati...

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How to Value an AI Company

July 29, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic over the last few years. With tech titans such as Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Amazo...

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