Be prepared to sell your business – even when it’s not for sale

By Julie Afanasiff, From Business in Vancouver Magazine, March7, 2019 My clients often ask, “When should I start thinking about selling my business?” Business owners tend to assume there will come a time in the business life cycle when succession planning starts to feel right – which is why my answer can catch them a little off guard. “Right now” …

Sequeira Energy Synopsis – January 2019 Newsletter

Following a rough December for Canada’s oil and gas industry, January brought reasons for cautious optimism. WTI prices were up 18% on the month while WCS prices soared by 49%, driven by continued production cuts and a global shortage of heavy oil. Pricing gains were also reflected in the market, as Canadian OFS equities were up nearly 15% compared to …

What’s the Deal? Q4 2018 – Industrials & Diversified Services Quarterly Review

Q4 2018 was another strong quarter for mid-market transactions despite the concerns about a softening economy. Within the industrial, diversified, and oilfield services segments, Q4 saw 152 disclosed transactions where either the target company or the buyer were Canadian. Of the 152 transactions, 95% were in the Industrial & Diversified sector, 5% were in the Oilfield Services Sector. There were …

The Well Street Journal – Q4 2018 – Energy and Industrial Services Quarterly Review

Much can be said about the state of the energy industry in Canada during 2018, but few could dispute it was a roller coaster ride throughout. Prices and activity levels climbed steadily in the first half of 2018, with many (including ourselves) predicting better days ahead for the industry. Instead, transportation bottlenecks and global economic concerns hammered the industry in …