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Major investment in a renewable energy power plant to supply Hydro Quebec

Oaklins E. Canada is proud to announce that JPB Énergies SEC will build its own and maintain a 10-Megawatt cogeneration plant in the city of Salaberry de Valleyfield in the province of Quebec. The investment has been made by the promoter’s team, various pension plans and with the support of Investissement Quebec as a senior lender. The cogeneration plant will use contaminated lumber for its…

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Appointment of Guillaume Poulin

Fausto Levy, Executive chairman of Oaklins E. Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Guillaume Poulin to the position of Partner at Oaklins E. Canada. Guillaume will be based in Toronto and will support Oaklins valued existing and future clients in the province of Ontario. He will also work jointly with the Quebec team to serve Oaklins’ clients in the province of Quebec and…

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Q1 Industry trading multiples

Being worldwide experts in multiple industries, we compile data on industry trends and multiples. The following presents a summary of major industry players in North America, and their trading multiples. 

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Cad Railway Industries acquires Caltrax

Transaction creates pan-Canadian network, expands service offering, strengthens industry expertise, and serves as a catalyst for growth for both companies. Lachine, Quebec December 19th 2017 – Oaklins is proud to announce that Cad Railway Industries Ltd. (“Cad”), the largest rolling-stock repair and remanufacturing facility in Canada, has acquired Caltrax Inc., a full service independent railcar repair service facility based in Calgary, Alberta. The transaction strengthens the combined company’s position as the…

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How long will it take to sell my business?

There are several factors that can affect the time frame for selling a business. Typically, selling a business takes 9 to 12 months from the time the shareholder chooses an M&A advisory firm. However, this time frame can vary depending on several factors including the state of the economy and factors specific to the company. The preparation phase of the transaction typically takes 6 to…

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Appointment of Mr. Pierre Mathieu

Fausto Levy, Executive Chairman of Oaklins E. Canada (previously FTM Synergis Capital Inc.), is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre Mathieu as a senior partner within Oaklins E. Canada. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Mathieu held various executive positions at Desjardins Group and Bombardier Transportation in Canada and overseas. More specifically, he served as Vice President, Partnerships and Acquisitions at Desjardins and Vice President,…

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How much is my business worth?

Whether you are ready to sell your business or buy back other shareholders, the first step is to determine how much your business is worth. Unlike a listed company, a private company does not have an immediately available price resulting from the appetite of investors wishing to buy a share on the public market. So how much is your business worth? The short answer is:…

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Mergers & Acquisitions conference presented by Les Affaires

Oaklins E. Canada is proud to sponsor the first Mergers & Acquisitions conference, presented by Les Affaires, on June 7h, 2017 in Montreal. Mr. Yves Sicard, Executive Vice President and Managing Partner of Oaklins E. Canada, will give a lecture entitled “Develop an acquisition strategy that fits your company profile”: Narrow your search criteria based on your strategic motivations Detect warning signs to help identifying potential…

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Appointment of Mr. Patrice Gauvin

 Fausto Levy, Executive Chairman of Oaklins E. Canada (previously FTM Synergis Capital Inc.), is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrice Gauvin as a senior partner in Oaklins E. Canada. Mr. Gauvin has more than 25 years of experience in corporate development, M&A and special advisory services. He previously worked at Heroux-Devtek as Vice President responsible for Corporate Development, including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to…

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FTM Synergis Capital becomes Oaklins, creating a new international investment bank dedicated to mid-market, leveraged by its presence in 40 countries.

FTM Synergis Capital, Canadian partner of M&A International since 2011, becomes Oaklins E. Canada as members of the Alliance M&A International join together by adopting a single global brand and create Oaklins, a new international organization. From its launch, Oaklins is already one of the world’s largest investment banks (mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance consulting) exclusively dedicated to the mid-market. It benefits from a…

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