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    A guide to understanding malware & how to protect your business

    In today’s ever-changing business environment, digital globalization is aggressively increasing. With the world more connected than ever, it is the dawn of a new era of surging flows of data and information. The growth of the internet and use of digital technology have both transformed and disrupted the world of business. A hyper-connected universe has opened up radical new possibilities, but has also cultivated an increase in cybercrime.

    Corporate Finance

    Your go-to resource for investment banking, transaction structuring, M&A and capital advice — whether you’re a buyer, seller, lender, private equity investor or focused on growing or restructuring your business — our Corporate Finance professionals are masters of the art of the deal.

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    Trump’s Proposed U.S. Tax Reform and What It Means for Canadians

    The announcement of the Trump administration’s plan for tax reform has left Canadians concerned regarding the impact of such drastic changes by our neighbour and largest trading partner. Tax reform is one of President Trump’s top priorities, however even with a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate, it is unlikely the proposal will be passed in its current form. At this point, the proposal or tax plan remains just that and the Republicans will likely have some compromising to do in order to obtain the super-majority generally required to formulate agreeable legislation and get it passed. Regardless of the extent of tax reform, there is no question that Canadians will be affected and we should be prepared if and when this occurs. Expanding on our recently published Tax Flash, consider these potential tax impacts.

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    What does Trump’s tax agenda mean for Canadian corporations and individuals?

    Canadians with business or personal interests in the United States and American citizens living in Canada may want to take a renewed look at the fast-changing tax environment south of the border. Tax reform was one of the key planks in Donald Trump’s election platform, although it’s unclear how many of these ideas he’ll be able to implement. It would be prudent to consider some possible implications for your business, your family and yourself.

    Of course, any steps you take depend on your personal circumstances and they should be taken only after consultation with a qualified business professional. But in broad strokes, here are some ideas to consider.

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    Investment Funds

    The investment funds industry has experienced significant growth in the last 20 years directly contributing to the wellbeing of the Canadian economy. As the leading advisors to the mid-market investment funds sector, we are the right partners to bring greater financial clarity and guidance.
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    Business advisory: Bridging the gap for success

    Traditionally, accounting firms have focused on providing assurance and taxation services for their small business clients. Discussions often center on historical results. While these are useful and an important base discussion to have, we also want our clients to be looking forward, actively planning and pursuing their future. This is the bridge that business advisory builds to take clients to the next level.