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Energy M&A in 2017

North America’s energy sector is witnessing increased interest from private equity firms, a decline in foreign buyers, and an IPO market in the midst of a rebound, according to Surging Ahead: Energy M&A in 2017, a new report prepared by Firmex...

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...

In contrast to M&A levels in many other sectors, deal making activity in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries remained strong in 2016, but is this area likely to stay hot in 2017? In the latest edition of our quarterly report series, Firmex...

Recently, it’s been reported that Goldman Sachs has stepped up the presence of their famous, or perhaps infamous, “strats” within their investment banking teams. These “strats”, as they’re called internally, are a team of programmers that are deployed to increase efficiency...

When Deals Fall Apart The health insurance sector’s M&A market has been dealt some large blows as of late, as two enormous deals fell through – the proposed merger between Anthem and Cigna and the one between Aetna and Humana have both...

Earlier this month, it was announced that advertising technology firm TubeMogul would be acquired by Adobe for $540 million in cash tender offer. We were lucky enough to chat with one of the engineers at TubeMogul and get an employee’s perspective...

Like a lost tribe severed from the rest of the world, investment banking has developed its own seemingly indecipherable language. We’re not talking “shorting” and “IPOs” and “EBITDA” – we’re talking “Tom Hanks racing around the world, wondering what the hell...

When I was in high school, I dated a girl from South America, which introduced me to a host of different cultural norms. After a family event one evening, I noticed her mother was giving a customary kiss on the cheek...

In a bid to be more efficient and expend less brain power the mind has developed cognitive biases. Simply put, these are essentially lazy assistants that often filter out the details and funnel us into habitual thinking. Biologically speaking, it’s a...

A disappointing first half of 2016 for the middle-market saw transaction closes lowered to levels last seen in the midst of the 2009 recession. A deepening concern over uncertainty in the next American Presidential election, the BREXIT, as well as a slowdown in China and of...