Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Third quarter helps push IPO market above $2 billion, PwC survey shows
Third quarter initial public offerings (IPOs) from a diverse array of sectors helped push total funds raised on Canadian equity markets to more than $2 billion so far in 2013.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Overly optimistic? Canadian private companies forecast 7.6% growth rate
With consistent annual sentiments of confidence and optimism, Canadian private companies have forecasted a 7.6% growth rate at a time when national growth is two per cent.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Miners switch M&A roles & decrease traditional takeovers so far in 2013: PwC
A loss of confidence due to write-downs, market uncertainty, and falling commodity and equity prices across the mining sector dampened M&A activity in the first half of 2013 with deal volume dropping 31% from the same period in 2012, and deal values down 74% from January –June 2013.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Big deals are back: Q2 Canadian M&A roundup
Despite a 62% increase in M&A activity in value terms over the previous quarter, Q2 2013 was the second quietest quarter since Q2 2010.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Regulation top concern for insurance industry: PwC Survey
Increased insurance regulation is putting significant pressure on the industry, according to the biennial Insurance Banana Skins.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Transformational change sweeps wealth managers as they reconfigure to win back client trust: PwC
Despite the resurgence of global wealth to nearly pre-2008 levels, the wealth management industry is facing significant margin pressure caused by stringent and costly regulatory requirements, uneven growth across geographic markets, loss of certain types of fees and subdued client activity.
Monday, June 24, 2013
PwC’s Susan Allen named 2013 Business Leader Champion
PwC’s Susan Allen is named 2013 Business Leader Champion by Catalyst, the leading non-profit organization expanding opportunities for women and business.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Q1 M&A down 60% on previous quarter, but lively mid-market keeps volumes up: PwC - Plus: Canadian CEOs more bullish on acquisitions in 2013 than global counterparts
While mega-deals fell silent, mid-market activity took reign in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest PwC Capital Markets Flash Report.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Sandra Pupatello returns to PwC as Director of Business Development and Global Markets
PwC is pleased to announce the return of Sandra Pupatello, former Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and 16-year Member of the Legislative Assembly, as Director, Business Development and Global Markets.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Strong need to enhance internal audit capabilities in critical risk areas: PwC
Companies are aiming for higher performance to contend with the ever-changing risk landscape, but are not raising the bar on internal audit at the same pace.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Brookfield Asset Management’s Brian Lawson named CFO of the Year for 2013
Brian Lawson, Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Brookfield Asset Management has been selected as Canada’s CFO of the YearTM for 2013.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Canadian banks strong in 2012 and heading towards a ‘new normal’: PwC
Canadian banks experienced another strong year in 2012 but they must address persistent regulatory reform and uncertainty, shifting consumer behaviours and the subsequent impact on growth in order to see strong results continue.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Canadian CEOs are more confident about the future than CEOs globally; Access to top talent remains a concern
Canadian CEOs are generally more confident of their revenue prospects and the economy in the short and longer term compared to their global peers, according to PwC’s 16th Annual Global CEO Survey.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Canada makes paying taxes look easy – Our tax system breaks into Top 10 global ranking according to PwC’s Paying Taxes 2013
This year Canada places 8th overall when it comes to its ease of paying taxes for businesses.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Sleepy Canadian IPO market belies pent-up demand: PwC
The market for initial public offerings fell quiet in the third quarter, but the background noise suggests that activity in the balance of the year could yet redeem a lackluster 2012.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Canada’s CFO of the Year ™ 2013 award nominations now open
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Canada's CFO of the Year™ Award.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Market volatility slows M&A activity thus far in 2012
While global economic uncertainty and a drop in commodity prices has led to a marked slowdown in merger and acquisitions (M&A) in the first half of 2012, miners with cash are viewing it as an opportunity.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Manufacturers are less optimistic despite their projections for more investment and growth: Bets on foreign markets and energy investments as holding the key to growth
According to the PwC Manufacturing Barometer report for Q2 2012, manufacturers’ optimism about the Canadian economy dipped 22 points from last quarter’s high of 76%.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bright spots in a slowdown: Canadian-led M&A in Europe hits a post-crisis high, Canadian middle market M&A surges ahead
Despite continued macro-uncertainty, Canadian companies were very active in Europe during Q2 2012, announcing $15.1 billion worth of deals on the continent—a post-crisis quarterly high.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Canadian IPO market still struggling in second quarter: PwC
The quarterly survey of Canadian equity markets by PwC revealed only two new issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange - both real estate trusts - leaving the Canadian market for initial public offerings (IPOs) stalled in the second quarter of 2012.
Friday, May 25, 2012
P&C Insurance mergers trend upward as companies jockey for position - Battle continues for distribution channels and scale to leverage efficiencies: PwC
While many of these deals were undisclosed, the majority of deal activity last year was driven by the brokerage and managing general agents (MGA) sector.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
CEOs of tech start-ups say recruitment and retention is their biggest challenge – even more than making sales
Revenue is not the biggest concern for Canadian tech start-ups according to a report on emerging technology companies released today by PwC. For the first time, the 150 CEOs interviewed listed managing talent as their biggest issue.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Missing the boat: Canadian CEOs more reticent on R&D and innovation than CEOs globally
According to a global survey of CEOs, only 63% of Canadian CEOs expect to make changes over the next 12 months with respect to their research and development.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Energy and agribusiness sectors, Western Canada, big winners as Canada’s M&A up 24% in Q1 2012
Against a backdrop of the slowest first quarter of global M&A in ten years, Q1 2012 Canadian deal values and volumes were up 24% and 7% respectively compared to Q4 2011.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Economic uncertainty still seen as the biggest risk in 2012: PwC internal audit report
The new report examines the rising importance of risk management and the increasing expectations of internal audits’ contribution to the effort.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Poor first quarter casts shadow on 2012 Canadian IPO Market: PwC
One of the poorest quarters for Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity in recent history has left the Canadian IPO market struggling for traction, and the outlook for the balance of 2012 uncertain.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
TD Bank Group’s Colleen Johnston named CFO of the Year for 2012
Ms. Johnston was named Canada’s CFO of the Year by an independent committee, chaired by Peter Dey, Chairman of Paradigm Capital, and composed of some of Canada’s most prominent business leaders.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
PwC Canada launches new business publication, Up front
PwC has launched Up front, a new national publication to share strategic insights on business leadership to Canadian executives. The magazine features articles on prominent industry leaders and success stories.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Canadian CEOs more bullish on expansion using M&A than G7 and US counterparts: PwC global study
A slower economy is not stopping Canadian CEOs from using mergers and acquisitions as a key growth strategy as their desire to expand into foreign markets grows.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Global Emerging Middle (GEM) is the next big market, to be over US$6 trillion by 2021
Globally, businesses are now looking at the ‘Next 4 Billion’ nations for growth; they include India, China, Indonesia and parts of Africa and Latin America.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Macro-economic risk top issue with global banks: CSFI and PwC survey
The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation ‘s Banking Banana Skins survey, produced with PwC, puts macro-economic risk at the top of the list of 30 risks to banks.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Despite economic concerns, Canadian CEOs are resilient and ready for growth
Nearly half (48%) of the 1,258 CEOs polled worldwide believe the global economy will decline even further in the next 12 months, according to PwC’s 15th Annual Global CEO Survey.
Friday, January 20, 2012
2011 M&A transaction volumes hit all-time high in Canada
A Q4 report released today by PwC, points to deal values rising by 22% compared to 2010 and double the 2009 value tally.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Business needs to do more to manage deal risks in growth markets, urges PwC report
PwC analyzed 200 deals in growth markets to identify the root causes of problems, and suggests a number of measures corporations could take to manage the risk and boost their chances of a successful deal.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Canadian IPO market struggles to hit $2 billion in 2011: PwC Survey
Only 2008 (57 issues for $700 million) and 2009 (28 issues for $1.8 billion) were lower in the past decade.
Friday, October 7, 2011
PwC recognized as a top employer for an eighth year
Mediacorp Canada Inc. has recognized PwC as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012, for the eighth consecutive year.