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Contra Takeovers

  • 2018
    Trinidad Drilling

  • 2017
    CDI Corp, Norsat International

  • 2016
    Capstone Infrastructure, St Andrew Goldfields

  • 2015
    Integrated Silicon Solution

  • 2014
    Cangene, Material Sciences, Santonia Energy

  • 2013

  • 2012
    VIST Financial, Viterra

  • 2011
    Novell, Zarlink Semiconductor

  • 2009

  • 2008

  • 2007

  • 2006
    Hudson's Bay Company, NQL Energy Services

  • 2005
    Leitch Technology, Worldwide Restaurant Concepts

  • 2004
    KLM, Moore Wallace, Sodisco-Howden

  • 2003
    Corel, OfficeMax

  • 2002

  • 2001
    Dylex, Gulf Canada, Luscar, Molecular Biosystems

  • 2000
    CompUSA, Nabisco, QMS-Minolta

  • 1999
    Armco, Cambridge, Noma, QMS, Royal LePage, UniHost

  • 1998
    FCA, Farah

  • 1997
    Dominion Textile, General Host, Markborough, National Education

For 22 of the past 23 years, amorous suitors have chased at least one stock in the Contra portfolio. Naturally, this is one of the reasons our returns have been so excellent. We believe it is simply a confirmation of our investing method, which is to buy undervalued, underappreciated assets that other shareholders have decided to part with at fire-sale prices.

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