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All Rights Reserved, Derek van der Plaat, 2018


Derek van der Plaat has over 20 years of corporate finance and M&A experience, both as an advisor and as an owner-entrepreneur. Derek started his career in investment banking with CIBC Wood Gundy in Toronto, where clients included Canadian Pacific, Allied Signal, Praxair, GoodYear Tires, and Planters Peanuts as well as many owner-operated private companies.…

Four Companies That Know How to Acquire

There have been numerous studies on the difficulties of successfully completing acquisitions.  Some studies suggest that 50% of all acquisitions fail.  We won’t debate what is a success or failure and over what time frame it should be measured here but…