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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.

General Electric recently re-ignited speculation the company could be the next big conglomerate to break-up, with CEO John Flannery, admitting that the company is “looking aggressively” at a spin-off or other ways to get the most out of its power, aviation,...

Amazon continues to stay mum on its healthcare ambitions but if you put the pieces together, it’s clear there’s some sort of play in the works. This past year, rumors swirled around the clandestine 1492 lab, focused, among other things, on electronic...

Somewhere between stock and currency Greed isn’t Wall Street’s flaw; it’s not wrong to want and to want more. But what if greed could be shared, collaborative even? It’s the thesis behind South African technologist Richard Craib’s Numerai, the world’s first artificial...

No one brings their business to market without expecting some deep digging due diligence by potential bidders. It’s an essential part of the buying process. But sellers need to recognize due diligence isn’t only a tool for buyers, it’s a crucial...

Despite the dire predictions of technology visionary Elon Musk, you know artificial intelligence is hot when a company like John Deere throws itself into the AI acquisition fray. Sure, the farming equipment company has been chasing autonomous navigation for more than 20...

Following less-than-impressive second quarter results, Hudson’s Bay Co. announced it’d be ramping up its real estate strategy in a bid to weather hard times in the retail sector amidst changing trends and growing online competition. The news follows a recent note to shareholders...

No one brings their business to market without expecting some deep digging due diligence by potential bidders. It’s an essential part of the buying process. But sellers need to recognize due diligence isn’t only a tool for buyers, it can be...

In mid-August, a single tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump wiped over US$5 billion off Amazon’s stock valuation. “Amazon is doing great damage to tax-paying retailers. Towns, cities, and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” wrote...

There’s no question breaking into the buy-side of private equity is one of the most lucrative career paths for finance professionals. Out the gate, analysts in private equity make about $114,000 on average in the U.S, similar to junior pay in banking....

It’s looking like a fiery year for global cross-border deal-making. Acquirers have proposed or announced a staggering 5,041 cross-border deals already this year at a value of $1.17 trillion according to data from Bloomberg Law. That number is already higher than...