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Jan 17, 2019
Professional Advice Will Help Complete Your Business Sale

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. Ian Houghton, senior M&A advisor for Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd., notes that, “all business deals are difficult to complete, which is why less than 25 percent of business transactions actually close.” But businesses that...

Jan 15, 2019
Is clean energy the next wealth creation opportunity?

BCBusiness + CoPower This time last year, Canadian clean energy investment company CoPower and geothermal installer GeoTility began a conversation about financing. The B.C.-based company was seeking $6.4 million in refinancing for a portfolio of 658 residential geothermal installations they had recently...

Jan 2, 2019
Five questions with Wayne Wachell, CEO of Genus Capital Management
Nick Rockel

1. How much does Genus Capital manage, and how do you approach investing? Genus manages about $1.5 billion of assets, and we’ve been around for coming up to 30 years [in 2019]. We’re a quantitative firm; we have models that help us...

Dec 20, 2018
Opinion: For investors, Southeast Asia is hiding in plain sight
Matthew Lobner

Ask many American, German or Canadian businesses or investors about Asian business opportunities, and they’ll probably think China and perhaps India. Southeast Asia—home to countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore—is likely to be an afterthought. Indeed, only about...

Dec 6, 2018
Scamcouver: In B.C. and beyond, online and phone fraud is a growth industry
Guy Saddy

ATTACK VECTOR Telephone (recorded message) THE SCAM “Canada Revenue Agency” calls to inform you that you owe thousands of dollars in back taxes and/or fines; if you don’t pay them right away, you’ll be prosecuted or jailed THE GOAL Money THE TELL The real...

Dec 6, 2018
Tax Rules: What Every Canadian Owner Needs to Know About Their U.S. Vacation Property

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP It’s a temptation for Canadians with U.S. vacation property to seek tax advice from fellow Canadians who have spent years adhering to regulations and paying taxes on their homes down south. But while getting input from other property...

Nov 20, 2018
Orchestrating the Perfect Business Sale

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. One doesn’t normally associate business matters with music, but when it comes to the task of selling a business, Pino Bacinello, president of Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd., is compelled to associate the...

Nov 14, 2018
B.C.’s Pot Players: The Venture Capitalist
Felicity Stone

In 2014, after 30 years with Vancouver’s Ventures West Capital, where he focused on cleantech and communications investments, Sam Znaimer founded Locarno Capital, a private equity fund manager that invests in the fast-growing cannabis industry. He once advised clients in Canada and the U.S., but the latter is no longer part...

Oct 31, 2018
Why the Sale of a Business Fails

BCBusiness + Pacific M&A and Business Brokers Ltd. Developing any business takes years of effort, but a recent survey by the International Business Brokers Association, in co-operation with M&A Source and Pepperdine University, found that 88 percent of business owners in the...

Oct 29, 2018
BMO's TEAM: We Started This

BCBusiness + BMO Only a financial organization operating with BMO’s “One Bank” approach can navigate the diverse challenges of today’s business world. BMO is Canada’s oldest incorporated bank—and BCBusiness caught up with its B.C. & Yukon executive team to speak to their...

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