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Karen Fisman

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Karen Fisman is a freelance writer, covering finance and deal-making with a focus on Canada. Her current assignments are with FirePower Capital, an independent Canadian investment bank and private capital firm, and with a finance-focused content marketing firm.  She was previously the publications lead at a Toronto-based M&A advisory firm, and has years of experience as an equities analyst covering the media and entertainment sector. Karen has an LLB from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Rotman School of Business.

There’s a (true) story about the building of the Panama Canal with a great lesson about deal execution. In the mid-1800’s, fresh off his wildly successful completion of the Suez Canal, Ferdinand de Lesseps was considered the perfect choice to lead a...

In 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought gender parity to the Canadian Cabinet. We’re not there yet in M&A and private capital, but many are trying to find the right path. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting the achievements...

Back in 2007, the Houston Rockets were testing a mathematical model to assess potential draft picks. That year, the model favored a young player named Marc Gasol, a seven-foot-one center. As it happened, a shirtless photo of Marc circulated amongst the...