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Andrew Seale is a Toronto-based business writer who contributes frequently to Yahoo Canada Finance, The Globe and Mail's Report on Business and The Toronto Star.
life sciences dealmaking

For the last half decade, life sciences companies have taken a wait-and-see approach to dealmaking. They’ve been stockpiling their so-called firepower, which according to EY, is defined as, “the ability to do M&A based on the strength of a company’s balance...
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Norway’s $1 trillion Government Pension Fund Global is trying to insulate itself from “the permanent oil price decline” by selling off its stake in 134 oil companies and investing $14 billion into clean energy project. This may not signal the collapse...
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Maybe Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter said it best on Kanye West’s 2005 Diamonds From Sierra Leone remix, “I’m not a businessman. I'm a business, man.” Carter had already thrown his weight behind a string of ventures from the 40/40 night club in...

European dealmakers are reaping the benefit of the United States’ trade war with China. While the volume of global merger and acquisitions slipped for the first time since 2010, according to research from Mergermarket, Chinese bids for European companies skyrocketed 81.7...

Marriott International’s acknowledgment that hackers had stolen records for more than 500 million customers over the past four years highlights the risk of exposure to cyberthreats during mergers. The data breach, which started in 2014, superseded the Marriott and Starwood merger,...

Beyond Meat has already won over both health conscientious carnivores and vegans alike with its lab-created, plant protein-based meats, now it’s giving the public a chance to hold stock in the company. Amidst rumours, leaks, and speculation, the California-based company officially...
Cryptocurrency Glossary

According to Google, “What is Bitcoin?” was one of its biggest search queries in 2018. With cryptocurrency prices having fallen more than 80% from the highs seen in January of 2018, many are wondering what’s in store for the major cryptocurrencies...

Softbank's recent $3 billion commitment to WeWork raises the shared workspace hawker’s valuation to around $42 billion. It’s a tech unicorn-worthy valuation, one the startups and serial entrepreneurs that have set up shop in WeWork spaces across 83 cities and 24...

Four years ago the $28 billion mattress industry woke up from a recurring nightmare: There was this peculiar company soliciting online orders, rolling up mattresses into cardboard boxes, and dropping them off at customers’ front doors. But it wasn’t a dream. Casper,...

As Britain says goodbye to the EU in March, another aging institution, Aston Martin, is looking to get back on track through the public markets. Aston Martin, the British National Treasure and luxury carmaker favored by James Bond, is floating plans to...