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Andrew Seale

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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.

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...

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s covert mode power-up went online last week with companies of all sizes gaining the right to file a “stealth” initial public offering without immediately letting the public know. The news is a coup for companies concerned...

Everyone knows it’s not a true gold rush until the swine come out. And while the age of cryptocurrency has been in full swing since Bitcoin launched the fray in 2009, it hasn’t taken con artists long to figure out how...

When Yahoo came clean on its back-to-back data breaches last year, Verizon had some soul-searching to do: Would it toss its hands up and walk away from the $4.83 billion deal, blow half a year studying the financial impact of the...

It took barely a day for shots to fire after beloved North Carolina craft beer brand Wicked Weed’s sale to Budweiser-making multinational Anheuser-Busch InBev. Fiercely independent taprooms ditched Wicked Weed, drinkers spouted calls of treachery via social media and the NC...

From an investment banking perspective, Vodafone India Ltd.’s $23 billion mega-merger with Idea Cellular Ltd., was a lopsided affair. On one side of the table, Vodafone, which will own 45.1 per cent of the company, tapped advice from six external advisors:...

Will Trump usher in the age of mega mergers? Deserved or not, U.S. President Donald Trump has made himself synonymous with deal making. But as to whether or not Trump will usher in the age of mega mergers is about as calculable...

Data protection not keeping pace with threats: C-suite survey If there’s anything another year of sophisticated IT security attacks has shown us, it’s that keeping pace with cyber-threats is a near impossible task. Especially when organizations don’t seem to understand the threats...

When Horizon Pharma PLC bought Crealta Holdings LLC for US$510 million in January, it took only six weeks to merge Crealta's financial information into the biopharmaceutical company's back-end software.  In the past, that same integration could have taken a year or...