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Companies that cater to the “new normal” of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public. 2020 could turn out to be the best year for the initial public offering market in two decades. Newly public companies have piggybacked on the broader stock market, which made a soaring recovery in spring and summer […]

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The WeWork saga has been ever-present in financial headlines in recent months. The brief version of the story can be summarized in a few steps: WeWork, a company involved in subleasing buildings had been raising venture money in the private markets with valuations as high as $47 billion. One of its main investors was the […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s economic policies, known as ‘Abenomics,’ have led to big improvements in corporate governance in the country, says Iain Campbell, a portfolio manager for the Baillie Gifford Overseas Fund. While there’s been a lot of discussion about whether Abenomics is working, the improvements in corporate governance are coming through in how […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • November 14, 2019 December 13, 2020
  • 10:27
GFL Environmental cancels IPO after investors seek price below range

GFL Environmental Inc. is cancelling its initial public offering, which was expected to raise upwards of US$2.4 billion, after investors proposed pricing below its desired range. The Vaughan, Ont.-based waste management company in October had launched its IPO priced at between US$20 and US$24 per share. “The existing shareholders determined that the proposed pricing offered […]

The shifting nature of private equity

While private equity’s original advantage was taking over a firm to revamp its governance and operations, private equity companies are now finding fewer underperforming firms to fix and the private equity model is changing, according to a new paper by Elisabeth de Fontenay, a professor of law at Duke University. The paper, which is set […]