A Practical Approach to Setting Net Working Capital Targets

May 15, 2019

Net working capital (NWC) adjustments may be one of the most misunderstood elements of a business sale and negotiations over it can often stall or kill a deal. In

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P&C Brokerage Industry – Let’s talk Management Buy-ins

March 27, 2019

Let me start by saying that some of the best managed and most profitable brokerages in Canada are employee-owned. We believe that every succession planning proces

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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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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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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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Monitoring the Value of Tech Company Investments

November 16, 2017

At Smythe Advisory, we are often asked about investing in tech companies and how to best monitor these investments.

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Budgeting Your Cash Flow – Part Two

June 29, 2017

As a business owner, it’s important to know how to generate and conserve cash flow within your business. As budgets are one of the most common, yet misunderstood business tools, we’ve focused our

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Budgeting Your Cash Flow – Part One

June 20, 2017

For most business owners, the first thing on their mind is strategies to best generate and conserve cash flow in the business. If you missed our post Three Strategies to Help your Cash Flow y

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