Quality of Earnings – Not all Income is Created Equal

January 23, 2019

If you are acquiring or investing in a business, there are generally always risks associated with the deal.

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InsureTech – Going down the Rabbit Hole

November 7, 2018

Lately, we have all been hearing and reading a lot about InsureTech. Frankly, I have to admit that I don’t exactly understand what the term means. What I do understand, is that underwriters, brokers

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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 underwriting, volume of premium business placed and some good c

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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 h

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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 a

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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) issues in a transaction; a chorus of laughter and groans echo

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Not all Valuation Reports are Created Equal

November 6, 2017

Be sure you understand the differences when you retain a Business Valuator At Smythe Advisory, we are often asked to provide quotes for

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Selling a Professional Service Practice – Part II

October 25, 2017

In Part I of this series, Selling a Professional Service Practice: A Cautionary Tale

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Selling a Professional Service Practice – Part 1: A Cautionary Tale

September 28, 2017

Top 5 mistakes people make during a professional service practice divestiture While professional service firms come in many forms, this article is focused on those organizations that have co

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The Importance of Lawyers in M&A Transactions

September 19, 2017

We hope that “Dick the Butcher” wasn’t planning to sell his butcher shop when he uttered his immortal line, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” in Shakespeare’s play, Hen

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