Trends in the M&A Market: Part I: Deal flow and valuations Feb 08

M&A Trends, David Hastie

In November 2016 First West Capital was involved in a panel discussion at ACG Capital Connection in Toronto addressing trends in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, which has seen an increase in activity. Transactions with an M&A component, such as strategic M&As, partner buyouts, management buyouts (MBOs) and leveraged buyouts (LBOs), have become favorable for sellers due to high valuation multiples – thanks to low interest rates and strong availability of capital from lenders and private equity firms. For strategic buyers, low organic growth rates and succession planning are driving increased M&A activity. Continue Reading

A holiday message from our Alberta team Dec 18, 2016

First West Capital Alberta team donates to food banks

During 2016, Alberta has endured many challenges and we feel that especially this year, it is better to give than to receive. So in lieu of holiday gifts or cards we have taken these resources and provided donations to local food banks in our markets. These donations equate to providing 10,500 meals this holiday season.

From The Alberta Team at First West Capital – George, Adil and Cuong