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Mergers and acquisitions to increase despite global volatility

Despite market volatility, executives across the globe still have appetites for corporate takeovers, says a new EY study. That’s what has been diving the recent wave of mergers and acquisitions, and we’ll see more over the coming year, adds EY, which finds 59% of global companies are planning to secure at least one deal over […]

Group benefits issues during mergers and acquisitions

Buyers need to consider group benefits issues—and the associated costs—during M&A transactions

The benefits of merging Ontario pension plans

As part of the ongoing reforms to the Ontario Pension Benefits Act, major changes were made to Ontario’s pension asset transfer rules, effective Jan. 1, 2014. These changes apply to asset transfers that are either between separate employers’ plans because of a sale, assignment or other disposition of a business, or between plans of the same employer.

  • February 13, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 10:28
GMP completes transaction with Fiera

GMP Capital has completed the transaction to sell certain advisory contracts and assets under management to Fiera Capital for $10.8 milllion in cash.

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 10:37
CWB acquires interest in McLean & Partners

Canadian Western Bank has signed an agreement to buy a 55% stake in McLean & Partners Wealth Management, a Calgary-based firm focusing on wealth management for high-net-worth individuals. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • By: Staff
  • April 24, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 10:15
Retention bonuses aid in M&A activity

Is your business engaged in merger and acquisition activity? Results from a Mercer survey suggest that paying attention to your employee talent can directly impact the overall success of a deal.

  • By: Staff
  • February 7, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 07:00
Sun Life expands Asian footprint

Sun Life Financial Inc. and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the government of Malaysia’s strategic investment fund, are partnering to buy 98% of CIMB Aviva Assurance Berhad, a Malaysian life insurance company, and CIMB Aviva Takaful Berhad, the Takaful arm of the organization.

  • By: Staff
  • January 17, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 10:25
Morneau acquires Mercer’s pension and benefits outsourcing business

Morneau Shepell Inc. has aquired Mercer Canada's pension and benefits outsourcing business.

Manulife acquires Wellington West Financial

Manulife Financial today announced an agreement to acquire independent financial planning firm Wellington West Financial Services Inc., from National Bank Financial Group. The deal will add 39 financial advisors and approximately $900 million in assets under administration to Manulife Securities.

  • By: Staff
  • August 29, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 11:27
Sun Life, PVI to form life insurance joint venture

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is partnering with Vietnam-based PVI Holdings to form a joint venture life insurance company, called PVI Sun Life Insurance Company Limited. The new company will deliver life insurance products to customers in Vietnam.

  • By: Staff
  • May 31, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 08:40