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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.

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...

Global dealmaking in the first half of 2018 reached $2.5 trillion, shattering previous records for the period. Mega-deals drove the 61 percent increase of dealmaking from the same time last year, with 81 announced transactions in 2018 above the $5 billion...

What do Anheuser-Busch InBev £79 billion ($104.3 billion) takeover of SABMiller, Royal Dutch Shell’s £35 billion ($46.2 billion) merger with BG Group, and Softbank’s £24.3 billion ($32 billion) acquisition of Arm Holdings all have in common? The boutique London M&A firm...

As tradition dictates, a few weeks ago, NBA commissioner Adam Silver stood on a stage emblazoned with the league’s trademark colors to announce the number one draft pick for the upcoming season. The bespectacled, lanky lawyer-turned-COO-turned-commissioner by way of NBA Entertainment...

Scrolling through the comments section under the BBC’s coverage of the first camera phone in September 2001 says a lot about the effect putting that camera lens and sensor in the cellphone has had on society. Glenn Broadway from the UK, wrote:...

World-renowned Barcelona-based business school IESE recently announced it was funneling €3 million into a seed fund to help MBA students launch startups. While there’s no question that the notion of being the next tech wunderkind is becoming more glamorous, it’s the...

There’s a misalignment going on, a void between the business fundamentals at the core of tech-enabled companies and the out-of-touch software-sized valuations they’re being emblazoned with. It’s proving a weighty thing for these tech-enabled companies to carry. In March, Shyp, the so-called...

The tech initial public offering (IPO) hype machine has once again whirred to life on news that Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China’s largest music-streaming company, could be looking to assemble an underwriting team in the coming months and ready an IPO...

The mega-deal between German energy giants E.ON and RWE doesn’t just shake up the UK’s energy sector, it props up a shift towards renewables which could fuel a new wave of mergers and acquisitions in the mid-market. E.ON, Germany’s biggest investor in...