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Offer is Low, Ask is High – How to Make It Work

By |January 3rd, 2017|Resources and Reading|

While financial performance is important to business valuation, financials are only part of the equation of value. The flip side of financial numbers is the multiplier or discount rate. Very simply put, Value = Earnings x Multiplier. Simply, what is a suitable financial multiplier, 4x’s, 6x’s or 8x’s? The choice of a multiplier is driven [...]

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Alberta’s Investor Tax Credit: What You Need to Know

By |December 12th, 2016|News|

In April, the Alberta government announced a 30 per cent investor tax credit to venture capitalists who invest in IT companies based in the province. This is good news for Alberta, which continually struggles to gain the interest of venture capitalists in small business due to the province’s large scale oil and gas industry. This [...]

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PALADIN CMS ADVISORS LTD. ANNOUNCED AS WINNER OF THE 15th ANNUAL M&A ADVISOR AWARDS

By |November 20th, 2016|News|

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 – The M&A Advisor has recently announced the winners of the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. At their recent 2016 M&A Advisor Awards Gala, at the New York Athletic Club, the leading M&A publication awarded Paladin CMS Advisors, Canadian partner of ONEtoONE Corporate Finance, the 2016 Strategic Deal of [...]

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PALADIN CMS FINALIST FOR THE M&A ADVISORS

By |November 12th, 2016|News|

PALADIN CMS BECOMES A FINALIST FOR THE M&A ADVISORS “2016 M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR” AWARD AT THE 15th ANNUAL M&A ADVISOR AWARDS CALGARY, ALBERTA, OCTOBER, 2016 – Paladin CMS Advisors (Capital Markets Strategy-CMS) is pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2016 M&A Deal of the Year Award [...]

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Trends & 2017 Mergers and Aquisitions Outlook

By |October 27th, 2016|Resources and Reading|

Today on the show, Calvin Hughes of Paladin CMS Advisors breaks down mergers and acquisitions trends for 2017 and the overall health of the North American M&A market.

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Build a Strong Deal Team

By |September 27th, 2016|News|

“Make sure you have a good deal team,” notes Andrews. This will likely include a finance team (some combination of an accountant, CFO, and/or wealth manager), legal representation, an M&A advisor, and a board of advisors or directors. Selecting the right professionals requires an understanding of a company’s objectives for the transaction and each member [...]

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Get Support at Home

By |September 27th, 2016|News|

“Be real with your family about how hard a process this will be. There are seasons when you are busier than others, and this process may go on for a year or more. You need people to support you in that. If you don’t have that support, it can be very difficult,” notes Dando. “I [...]

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8 Tips for the Transaction

By |September 27th, 2016|News|

Make sure you have a team supporting you during the deal process.  Here are a few things to keep in mind: “Timing is critical,” says Hank O’Donnell, President of Positive Traction LLC, a Entrepreneurial Leadership Team coaching firm. “If you lose an opportunity, it may never come again. Market conditions often dictate the best time [...]

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The Three P’s

By |September 27th, 2016|News|

When approaching a transaction, focus on what Roger Blackstock, a Vistage Chair in Atlanta, GA, calls the Three P’s: “Your purpose, your people, and your processes are key," says Roger Blackstock, a Vistage Chair in Atlanta, GA. “If you focus on the three P’s — your purpose, your people, and your processes —  you’ll have [...]

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Know Why You Want to Leave

By |September 27th, 2016|News|

There are a number of reasons that an owner may be ready to pass the baton. It’s not always all about the money. “Start with the why,” recommends Chuck Andrews, a Vistage Chair in Chicago. “Why are you doing it? What are you going to do afterwards?” “When things are going well for an organization [...]

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