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Inside the Market's roundup of some of the Canadian small caps making news and on the move today. This post will be updated throughout the morning

CRH Medical Corp. said it bought Gastroenterology Anesthesia Associates, LLC, a move that expands its product offerings and presence in the southeastern United States. The purchase price is $58.6-million (U.S.), which could increase to $73.2-million contingent upon the performance of the acquired business.

"The immediate increases in revenues and EBITDA from this transaction are transformational for CRH," said CEO Edward Wright. The transaction will be financed by a mix of cash on hand, debt and a private-share placement.

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Shares in CRH rose 42 per cent on the TSX Tuesday.

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Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. has announced that it has entered into a $50-million bought deal with Scotiabank and CIBC.

The banks have agreed to purchase 3,415,000 common shares of the company at a price of $14.65 per common share, the net proceeds of which will be used for general corporate purposes, including to initially repay outstanding indebtedness under its credit facility.

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DHX Media Ltd. said it will acquire Vancouver's Nerd Corp Entertainment Ltd., one of the largest animation production companies in Canada, for $57-million. "The acquisition adds more than 200 half hours of children's content to DHX's library," DHX said in a statement.

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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.  and  Space Systems/Loral, LLC said that following mediation on December 1, 2014, MDA/SSL agreed that they will be responsible for $55-million (U.S.) and Loral Space and Communications Inc. will be responsible for $45-million of the $100-million settlement related to ViaSat Communications, Inc. litigation. MDA/SSL has already paid $23.4-million, including interest, to-date of this settlement.

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Keyera Corp. said it has agreed with Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. to participate in a new deep-cut gas plant as a 35 per cent owner and in related pipelines currently being constructed by Bellatrix in the Alder Flats area of west central Alberta. Keyera will pay its proportionate share of the costs to construct the facilities, including its share of costs incurred to December 31 for the plant, which are anticipated to be $23-million (Canadian).  Bellatrix will retain a 60 per cent ownership interest in the facilities and will be the operator. O'Chiese Gas Plant GP Inc. will own 5 per cent.

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Chinook Energy Inc. said it has entered into two agreements to sell some of its assets located in the Gilby and Karr areas of Alberta for a total of $72-million. "Chinook estimates that it will have positive working capital of approximately $80- to $83-million on January 6, 2015, assuming the divested assets are sold as disclosed above."

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Bri-Chem Corp. said it bought for $5-million Solution Blend Service Ltd., an Alberta-based liquid blending facility for production and stimulation oilfield chemicals.

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Questerre Energy Corp. said it has agreed to sell its South Antler property in southeast Saskatchewan for $7-million. The cash proceeds will be used in the financing of the company's Montney development program in the Kakwa-Resthaven area of Alberta. Current production from South Antler is approximately 77 bbls/d of light oil.

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Perseus Mining Ltd. issued a clarification on its operating performance, after its stock dropped 10 per cent over the past five days.

"The stated production of 68,514 ounces of gold at an all-in site cost of $996/oz was for the four-month period ending October 31, 2014, leaving 26,486 ounces to be produced in the two-month period ending December 31, 2014 to achieve production guidance. The company is confident that this can be achieved, notwithstanding the requirement to reduce power draw as disclosed in our news release dated December 1, 2014.  As a result, production and cost guidance for the six month periods ending December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2015 remains unchanged."

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