P&C Insurance Brokerage Profitability – Let’s Talk Contingent Profit Commissions

June 20, 2018

Canadian Brokers understand that Contingent Profit Commissions (CPC) are a device that insurance companies use to reward good front-line und...

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Putting a Price on the Value of Bitcoin

May 25, 2018

Bitcoin specifically, and cryptocurrencies in general, have garnered significant headlines recently for their extreme price volatility. Incr...

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Using a Spin-Out to Maximize Shareholder Value

May 4, 2018

What is a Spin-Out? A spin-out is a type of corporate reorganization involving the separation of business assets or operations from the Par...

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Industry Consolidation – Should You Buy a Business Before You Sell Yours?

April 19, 2018

It’s a common enough scenario – an entrepreneur learns that the buyer of their business has acquired several similar businesses and plan...

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Latest trends in P&C Brokerage Valuations – Let’s Talk Multiples

April 4, 2018

While we are always monitoring changes to financial issues related to the P&C insurance industry, we have long stopped trying to predict...

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Brokerage Valuations – Let’s Talk Management Buy-Outs

March 15, 2018

The market for property and casualty (P&C) brokerages continues to be intense. Books of business are attracting prices from 3.5x to 5.0x...

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Valuation Date Issues under the Family Law Act – Part Two

March 2, 2018

In our last blog article on the subject of valuation dates, we discussed the general requirement under Section 87 of the Family Law Act (FLA...

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Valuation Date Requirements under the Family Law Act – Part One

February 14, 2018

The value of a business is expressed at a point in time. Depending on the nature of the business, its value can change significantly over ti...

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Net Working Capital in a Transaction Context – Part Two

January 30, 2018

Welcome back! In our last post on net working capital (NWC) in a transaction context, we discussed what NWC is and why it matters in a trans...

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Net Working Capital in a Transaction Context – Part One

January 16, 2018

At a recent mergers and acquisitions conference, the audience was polled as to whether they had ever experienced net working capital (NWC) i...

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