Unravelling transaction multiples, business valuation mysteries

By Ken Tarry, From Business in Vancouver Magazine, June 14, 2019 The last 10 years, the North American transaction market has been strong and business valuations have been rising. The result? There’s a high probability that you or someone you know has recently heard the tale of transaction multiples (those broad, all-encompassing financial metrics used to value a company). Often, …

Hub International Acquires British Columbia-based Porchlight Financial

Sequeira Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Porchlight Financial. The Hub International press release is below and the original is here. Chicago, June 6, 2019 — Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced today that it has acquired Porchlight Financial. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Porchlight Financial is a full-service …

In selling your business, price doesn’t always equal value

By Jordan Martel, From Business in Vancouver Magazine, July 12, 2018 Want the answer to big questions like whether it’s time to pass the business on to the kids or if selling the business will result in enough funds for retirement? A business valuation can be your most important tool. As a valuator, I rely on information like historical financial …

Sequeira Energy Synopsis – April 2019 Newsletter

Despite increases in commodity prices and the broader equity markets, our Sequeira OFS index finished April mostly unchanged, declining 0.1% month over month. Performance across industry subsectors was mostly flat though there were some bright spots, as many companies reported Q1 results which generally exceeded analyst expectations. In particular, the Camps & Catering subsector saw price appreciation in the month, …

What’s the Deal? Q1 2019 – Industrials & Diversified Services Quarterly Review

Q1 2019 was a strong quarter for mid-market transactions in Western Canada as BC led the way with 20 closed transactions. Within the industrial, diversified, and oilfield services segments, Q1 saw 126 disclosed transactions where either the target company or the buyer were Canadian (40% increase over Q1 2018). Of the 126 transactions, manufacturing (28 transactions), insurance (19 transactions), and …