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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Valuing Your Business – Does Management Really Matter?

July 10, 2019

Yes, management does matter. But rather than end here, let’s take a deeper look at management in terms of how it ultimately drives the va...

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How to Value Your Craft Brewing Company

June 24, 2019

In today’s ever-changing consumer market, craft breweries are becoming increasingly prominent. As a result of this growing trend, we thou...

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Selling a Business – Why it Might be Harder than you Think

May 29, 2019

There have been an unprecedented number of M&A transactions reported over the past few years. Inexpensive capital and few alternative i...

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