Bridging the Gap Between Market Multiples and your Business

February 21, 2019

If you own your own business or spend any time keeping up with the news, you are probably used to hearing about a peer or competitor selling their company for “

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Drawing a Conclusion on Valuation Reasonableness – Investment Entity Review Reports

February 7, 2019

In today’s growing investment industry, managers of investment entities are subject to increasingly stringent financial reporting obligations. They often must provide docume

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A Case for Private Equity Investors in P&C Transactions

January 10, 2019

When it comes to Property and Casualty (P&C) brokerage consolidation activity, I think most industry p

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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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What’s Missing from your Perfect Pitch?

July 25, 2018

Congratulations, you have come up with a great idea for a business! Unfortunately, like most things in this world, you need money to move it forward. Now the question is: where do you start?

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A Collaborative Approach to your Divorce

July 4, 2018

Collaborative Divorce generally refers to a legal process enabling couples who have decided to end their marriage to work with their lawyers and, on occasion, other professionals to avoid the uncertai

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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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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. Increasing from $1,700 in May 2017, to a high of over $19,000 in

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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 Parent Company (“ParentCo”) to a newly formed inde

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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 plans to combine them for a bigger payout down the line. The res

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