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Pedestrians walk past a Couche-Tard convenience store in Montreal, April 18, 2012.
Pedestrians walk past a Couche-Tard convenience store in Montreal, April 18, 2012.
(Christinne Muschi/Reuters)

Couche-Tard has ammo for acquisitions, and CEO is looking to buy

Just two years after its blockbuster European acquisition, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is actively looking for new deals.

After the company reported quarterly earnings Monday, chief executive officer Alain Bouchard told analysts he believes the company is “in a good position to materialize potential opportunities” – management-speak for ‘hunting for deals.’ The root of this rekindled acquisition strategy: a better-looking balance sheet.