Item Type:Book SectionItem Status:Live ArchiveAbstractThis chapter focuses on the role of local and regional food businesses within networks to present a sustainable food market. Interest in and demand for local and regional food is well documented, and the argument for (socially and environmentally) sustainable food has been well made. What remains unclear is how to create an environment that encourages the success of local and regional food.
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SNC Lavalin Group Inc. $3.2 billion sale of its 100% stake in AltaLink puts the company in a position to execute on a large share buyback, pay out a special dividend, or pursue M opportunities.Following the deal to divest of the Alberta electricity transmission company to Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway Energy, SNC net cash position will be approximately $3.6 billion.Management has indicated that M aimed at strengthening SNC oil and gas business is top of mind.to a lack of obvious ($1 billion+) targets, we believe a number of tuck ins are more likely than something transformational, Canaccord Genuity analyst Yuri Lynk told clients, noting that a share buyback and special dividend are also possibilities.He raised his price target on SNC shares to $63 from $59.Pierre Lacroix, an analyst at Desjardins Securities, hiked his target price to $61 from $55 and expects a positive reaction in the share price in light of SNC various means to redeploy proceeds for investors.our view, an acquisition represents a major catalyst over the next 6 months, he said in a research note, adding that SNC has indicated that it could pursue a buyback or dividend if a suitable acquisition is not possible. Ltd.Mr.