2022

IPOs Shelved Due To Ukraine Conflict

IPOs Shelved Due To Ukraine Conflict

Companies and governments the world over have decided to postpone or cancel initial public offerings amid the economic instability caused by the war in Ukraine.

Retail Investors Get The High-Touch Treatment

Retail Investors Get The High-Touch Treatment

Small-cap and microcap companies often need to pay more attention to retail shareholders to make sure they understand the business and to avoid unexpected stock volatility.

2021

Conglomerates Crumble

Conglomerates Crumble

Splitting companies up into smaller, more manageable businesses is now in vogue.

New M&A Record Set For American Banks

New M&A Record Set For American Banks

During the worst part of the pandemic, M&A negotiations between banks were frozen but now bank M&A transactions are at their highest since 2008.

Big Banks Free Up Reserves

Big Banks Free Up Reserves

Rather than building up their reserves, financial institutions are reviving share buybacks and increasing dividends

New Economic Adviser A Trusted Veteran

New Economic Adviser A Trusted Veteran

A former senior fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and an Obama adminstration alum, Deese has powerful allies on Capitol Hill.

Due Diligence By Drone

Due Diligence By Drone

Meet and greets in the M&A process have been replaced by Zoom calls and drone surveillance technology.

Bombardier’s Transformer

Bombardier’s Transformer

After months of negotiations, Bombardier is set to close a deal to sell the rail division to French manufacturer Alstom.

2020

Big Banks Test Their Footprint

Big Banks Test Their Footprint

Overnight, the three big banks’ decision makes PCAF, founded in 2015 by the Netherlands consultancy Guidehouse, a focal point in the struggle over how to address climate change. 

Europe Builds A Payments Alternative

Europe Builds A Payments Alternative

This will challenge the continent’s two largest payment processing networks and supersede the existing fragmented landscape by providing a unified payment solution to consumers and merchants across Europe using a card and a digital wallet.