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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.

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...

When Spotify lists shares on the New York Stock Exchange next week, there won’t be much fanfare in the official sense – no raising new capital or traditional Wall Street underwriters, and definitely no roadshow (aside from the previous live-streamed “Investor...

Nasdaq is looking to give iced tea maker-turned-cryptocurrency miner the boot for attempting to dupe investors with its strange pivot. The U.S.-based, publicly traded Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (LTEA) tripped out analysts in December when it announced it’d be changing...