Finance

Feb 4, 2019
Canadian M&A markets remain strong amid uncertainty
Juan Rivera

Despite a turbulent year, the Canadian mergers and acquisitions market made a strong showing in 2018. Aggregate deal value surged 20 percent over 2017, while transaction volume gained 8 percent, according to PwC’s M&A Year in Review and 2019 Outlook. Fuelling that growth was an abundance...

Jan 30, 2019
Advocating For Your Business

BCBusiness + Ashdown Capital It’s hardly news that businesses spend a lot of time and effort seeking financing from banking institutions, and up until the formation of Ashdown Capital, more often than not they had to settle for as good a deal as possible—if they were lucky enough to get one.

Jan 28, 2019
Another Choice for Financing

BCBusiness + Freedom Capital It’s an increasingly apparent reality in the business world that the rules for obtaining loans from traditional financial institutions are tougher than ever, with one’s credit history and net income being two of several areas of intense scrutiny. While...

Jan 23, 2019
Creative Solutions

BCBusiness + Chartered Professional Accountants When Chartered Professional Accountant Jennifer Duffy welcomes new business students to her class at Langara College, it’s not long before she tells them that her professional skills were invaluable during her four-year stint as a choreographer for the BC Lions Felions dance team. The disclosure baffles the students...

Jan 22, 2019
Understanding the Values Behind Commercial Property Assessments

BCBusiness + BC Assessment The increased value of commercial properties has sparked debate in the media about what is the true value of commercial properties in B.C. The truth is market demand for those properties is what really drives prices up or down

Jan 21, 2019
Philanthropy is Helping to Shape the Future

BCBusiness + BMO BMO Financial Group pursues a vigorous program of philanthropy from coast to coast, not just because it’s committed to the spirit of giving back, but even more so because contributing to the community has always been part of its DNA.

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 select stocks. We look...

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...

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