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European dealmakers are reaping the benefit of the United States’ trade war with China. While the volume of global merger and acquisitions slipped for the first time since 2010, according to research from Mergermarket, Chinese bids for European companies skyrocketed 81.7...

In mid-August, a single tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump wiped over US$5 billion off Amazon’s stock valuation. “Amazon is doing great damage to tax-paying retailers. Towns, cities, and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” wrote...
So the US can do business with Cuba - now what? Six tips for getting started

On December 17th, the US and Cuba reached a deal to reestablish diplomatic relations and ease trade restrictions for the first time in five decades. It's a historical move that will leave deep marks on North American culture and change the...
Weighing The Odds Of A “Glentinto”

Whether Glencore makes another run at Rio Tinto after its $160 bn informal bid was rejected a couple of months ago may depend, to a large extent, on the state of the global economy. A lot could change in six months,...
5 Leveraged Buyout Success Stories

Despite the risk and stigma attached to leveraged buyouts, they can be a big payoff for private equity firms, and be the saving grace for struggling businesses. Here's 5 leveraged buyout success stories.

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...

As corporations become more reliant on modern technology, they also become more vulnerable to online attacks. Corporate cyber crimes are on the rise, and can cause serious harm to an organization’s bottom line. In 2010, the Ponemon Institute estimated that the average cost to companies affected by cybercrimes was $3.8 million per year. That rose by a staggering 56% in 2011, to $5.9 million per year!

This article helps you look at your business as an acquirer might when valuing your company. The more attractive you can make it, the better the chance you'll get a higher value for your business.

Firmex is pleased to present the following 3-part series on Big Data. In this article (Part 1) we will define what Big Data is and the advantages it can offer your business. Part 2 & 3 will provide some practical advice...

Most firms acknowledge that there is risk associated with the exposure of their confidential information. This can be in the form of legal risk, if it relates to personal information, or competitive risk, in the case of commercial information, like trade secrets...