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The Double Double Dilemma for Tim Hortons

When news broke of the Tim Hortons/Burger King merger, many investors cheered. But my immediate thought was somewhat lackluster. I didn't see the non-financial synergy. Instead, I saw huge potential issues for Tim Hortons (soon to be minority) shareholders.

The bidding has begun for the Buffalo Bills, with a rumored 8 bidders. We're following the story, and look back at some of the biggest sporting deal in U.S. history. Were they worth it?
When Did Athletes Start Getting Rich?

When it comes to sports, it pays to be at the top of your game, but professional athletes weren't always paid well. See what historical events changed everything.

Gareth Bale's €100m transfer to Real Madrid was labelled the “craziest deal in the history of football,” but a closer look at the ROI of top football players suggests that it might not be so crazy after all.

In my review of countless pitch books from M&A advisors and investment bankers, I've compiled a list of common mistakes and tips for crafting the perfect pitch book.

Most companies follow a predictive lifecycle, moving from start-up, to growth, and exit in just a few short years. For Fortune 500 companies that lifespan is a little longer, hovering around 40-50 years. A lucky few, however, continue on way past...

With all the recent Olympic hype, Firmex decided to take a closer look at the cost of hosting the Olympic games. Decide for yourself if you think its worth it.

As Senate leaders from both parties are indicating that deal is near to end the partial government shutdown, we take a brief look at what a potential default could mean for M&A and the world economy at large.

After a sustained stagnation of oil prices around the $20-a-barrel mark, oil prices have spiked substantially in the last decade and now hover around $110-a-barrel. Many see the current oil prices as a new norm and possibly the base from which...

Coins, notes, plastic cards, electronic transfers - our society has come a long way in how we pay for goods and services. No matter how it's exchanged, money plays a massive role in all our lives. It can dictate everything from our social status and quality of life, to our career choices and retirement plans.