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Economic Update – Q4 2020

The Canadian economy remains below pre-pandemic levels according to many metrics, but the promise of widespread vaccination will be a driving force of economic growth carrying Canadians the rest of the way out of the COVID-19 induced recession. Canadian businesses in...

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Economic Update – Q3 2020

COVID-19 had a significant impact on the Canadian economy in Q3 of 2020 much like the prior two quarters of 2020. Nevertheless, active COVID-19 cases in Canada halved from July 1 to September 30. Likely as a result of the decline in cases a number of public safety...

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Glossary – Economic Update

BC’s Restart Plan: The BC Restart Plan takes a phased approach to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Each phase provides guidance for individuals and businesses....

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Economic Update – Q2 2020

Compared to our previously posted Q1 Economic Update, COVID-19’s impact on the economy has become more apparent.  On May 19, BC entered Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan, (4 phase plan) entering Phase 3 on June 24.  It is anticipated that BC will remain in Phase...

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Economic Update – Q1 2020

The global economy is currently experiencing a deep Covid-19 induced recession which has had an impact on the domestic economy that Canada has not seen since the financial crisis in 2008.  This post provides readers an economic update for Q1 of 2020....

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Covid-19 Update

In the past months, the Covid-19 virus has found its way around the globe.  Canada's exposure to the virus has had a heavy impact on the domestic economy, specifically in the Tourism and Accommodation and Food Services sectors.  British Columbia’s two...

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Sale of the Procura Group of Companies

The Procura Group of Companies, headquartered in Victoria, BC, sold in May of 2014 to Carrick Capital Partners, a private equity firm located in San Francisco, California.  XPS Group was the lead advisor to the Procura Group.  Services included a pricing analysis,...

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What is a business valuation?

The purpose of a business valuation is to estimate the value of a business enterprise, or an equity interest therein. It includes estimating the value of associated intangible assets (i.e., assets that are not physical in nature, such as intellectual, customer, human,...

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Richard Fisher buys into Trapeze Communications

XPS Group provided buy-side advisory services to Richard Fisher for his acquisition of a 50% interest in Trapeze Communications Inc. in August of 2010. Trapeze is an integrated branding and advertising agency that helps clients identify, position, and market...

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Cashline Sells to DirectCash

XPS Group provided sell-side advisory services on behalf of Cashline for the sale of 100% of its 830 Automated Teller Machines and associated business contracts and assets to DirectCash Income Fund (TSX:DCI.UN) for proceeds of $16 million plus vault cash in July of...

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