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New Associates at Mercana

Mark Smithyes – 2020 Mark is well recognized as a transformational leader with over 20 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries.  His extensive career includes numerous leadership positions related to building and managing businesses, developing strong cultures, strategic planning, communications, change management and delivering results. Most recently, Mark was a founder and […]

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Recent Success

October 2022 Blue-Zone Technologies, Ltd. Secures $8 Million of Institutional Financing TORONTO, Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blue-Zone Technologies, Ltd. (Blue-Zone),, the world’s first Clean-Tech Pharmaceutical company focused on the sustainable capture and recovery of waste anesthetic gasses, resulting in the production of branded generic anesthetics, is proud to announce an $8 million

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Mercana Insight

From business intelligence software, to forest products, indoor farming, tele-communications, or energy storage – the range of industries that Mercana works with is limitless. Business leaders and entrepreneurs come to us for advice, and results, and everything in between. We can readily pinpoint what needs to be done, then we call on the experts to

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February Transactions – Leadership Solutions

Forest Products Financial Model – February 2018 A Mercana Associate, Ross Phillips, has done extraordinary work in developing a detailed financial model for the three combined businesses. This has involved complex accounting issues where an ambitious strategic vision is translated into a realistic financial framework. This work has been reviewed by one of the major

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New Associates at Mercana

Yan Namer – February 2018 Innovative thinker with broad-based expertise in operations, finance and business development. Proven ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to grow the bottom-line. Entrepreneurial and driven Chief Executive, with more than 20 years’ experience in numerous companies in domestic and international marketplace. High level of integrity, energetic leader with the ability

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OSC Announces New Members for the Small and Medium Enterprise Committee

Peter Waugh has recently been selected to become a member of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC). The purpose of the SMEC is to advise OSC staff on matters related to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including the development of policies and practices to address issues affecting SMEs. SMEC members

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New Associates at Mercana

Philip Neukom MBA, CMC – July 2017 Philip is a high energy C-Level Executive who is known for delivering top line growth and improving profitability for technology and manufacturing companies. Comfortable working at the board level but can roll-up sleeves to get the job done. He is a leader and builder of high performance management

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Proposed Federal Tax Changes Commentary

On July 18, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced draft legislation to fundamentally overhaul the system of taxation for private companies, their shareholders and family members. These proposals are broad-based and will undoubtedly affect all Canadian private businesses – not just incorporated professionals. What are the proposed changes? The changes can be broken down into

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The Millennials

If you find yourself surrounded by a bunch of Millennials in your workplace, here are a few tips you can implement to help motivate and inspire them to do great things. But first, let’s understand what millennials are; what makes them so different; what makes them tick; and what has been their journey so far,

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Mercana Associate Update

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Plant Expansion

We recently completed an assignment to secure additional financing for a company in the clean energy sector to allow for the expansion of their plant and improve operational efficiency. We have assisted the company in developing a clear understanding of what they require, the preferred form of financing, and identified a variety of possible sources.

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Banking Switch

We were referred to a company that was unhappy with the level of service and support they were receiving from their existing bank. We were retained to help facilitate the transition to a new banking relationship. After helping to develop an effective information package about the company, we introduced them to a new banker well-suited

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HR Practices

A rapidly growing businesses was getting uncomfortable with its lack of discipline around HR policies and procedures. They came to us seeking advice on what to do. We were able to identify one of our Associates who went in and implemented a series of improvements including the creation of policy manuals, position descriptions, performance evaluation

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Financial Restructuring

An Ontario-based manufacturer was having serious operational challenges which resulted in them becoming offside on commitments and covenants with financing sources. The level of distress was so serious that ultimately a series of informal arrangements needed to be negotiated with the company’s creditors. In this situation, the Mercana Associate supervised the restructuring process and arranged

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Strategic Review

At the request of a lender with an “at-risk” loan facility, we were recently retained to conduct a strategic review of the borrower and identify the primary factors contributing to the underperformance of the business. Within a month, a detailed report was provided to the lender which was then subsequently shared with the borrowers’ Board

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