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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...

Artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing provide excellent opportunities for investment firms, consultants and companies looking to acquire or be acquired. A business application with the ability to reason through data and establish the relationships that connect data sets is a...
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This week, the tech world was shaken up on the news of one of the largest tech deals ever, when Microsoft announced they would be acquiring LinkedIn for the whopping sum of $26 billion. Eye-popping valuation aside, this deal stands out...
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We’re halfway through 2016 and there have only been two initial public offerings from tech companies this year. That’s right, two – Twilio, an unprofitable cloud communications platform, and Dell’s cyber-security spin-off, SecureWorks, which opened the market at $13.89 after pricing...
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Firmex and Mergermarket's recent quarterly report on mid-market M&A focused on the valuation gap between buyers and sellers. At first glance, a valuation gap seems perfectly natural – buyers want to avoid overpaying for a company and sellers, of course, want...
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This year, the public markets have been off to a shaky start: The month of January saw the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and DJIA fall off over 5%. This poor performance is expected to have a chilling effect on this year’s...

Firmex recently released a study with Mergermarket on the state of North American mid-market M&A. As Forbes noted in a response piece, it showed that deal flow is down but there's plenty of reason to be optimistic for the future in...

Jay-Z's recent entrance in to the overly crowded streaming music wars is a reminder that celebrities sometimes invest in questionable things. It was entertaining watching Leonardo DiCaprio’s version of a manic Jordan Belfort – The Wolf of Wall Street – crawling...

Apple acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Google paid $39 million for Songza. Which tech giant made the better deal and will win the music streaming war?

Kids today don’t buy lottery tickets. They launch startups. The news is obsessed with the story about how Facebook just bought WhatsApp, with a mere 50 lucky employees, for $19 billion. For those who haven’t downloaded a calculator app because their...