Finance

Finance

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...

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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...

It’s the moment soccer fans around the world have been gearing up for: The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The poshest among them have booked flights, hotel suites and, of course, stadium tickets. Other fans will flock to the city and...

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...

McKinsey’s annual Private Markets Report for 2017 showed Private Equity firms that raised over $5 billion for buyout funds had grown by a stunning 93% in 2017, climbing to a total of $173.7 billion of fundraising. These so-called “megafunds” are reshaping...

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...

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...

Sequoia Capital recently announced their intentions to raise $8 billion for a new fund to invest in tech. The VC firm, most famous for its early backing of Google, is on the record as saying they need a “bigger war chest”...