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” …

Follow the Money: Foreign Activism in Canada with Vivian Krause

Earlier this week, Sequeira Partners was excited to co-host the event “Follow the Money: Foreign Activism in Canada” with Moodys Gartner. The events attended by business owners and industry advisors in Calgary and Edmonton came to hear Vivian Krause speak and explore the issue of foreign influence in today’s Canadian activism. See some of Vivian’s remarks in the article below, published …

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 …