Lazard UK Hires All-Star Investment Banking Team

Lazard UK Hires All-Star Investment Banking Team

The forces driving demand for and supply of private capital are changing. More companies across sectors are staying private for longer, and as a result, there has been a significant rise in larger, later-stage deals being funded by the growth equity market. In...
Toys R Us Adventure Stores Open in Chicago, Atlanta

Toys R Us Adventure Stores Open in Chicago, Atlanta

The last Toys R Us store closed in June of 2018 after the company went through bankruptcy and liquidation. Viral memes went out of Geoffrey the Giraffe looking for a new job, but the defunct company maintained that their story wasn’t over yet. They seem to have been...
Biggest Starbucks On the Planet Opens in Chicago

Biggest Starbucks On the Planet Opens in Chicago

The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in the center of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile looks like a steampunk-themed art house. The 35,000-square-foot space is welcoming, a restful palace of calm greens, pale oak, bronze, and slate, with a coffee-bar so deeply-retro-futurist...
America’s Largest Dairy Company Declares Bankruptcy

America’s Largest Dairy Company Declares Bankruptcy

Dean Foods is the largest dairy company in the United States, after a 94-year history of mergers and takeovers of other dairy businesses, mostly in the Midwest. Along the course of a long and troubled legal history, the company has been fighting an anti-monopoly suit...
Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

For half a decade, Google’s Wear OS (also known as Android Wear) has struggled along in the world of fitness trackers. A year after its launch, it trailed well behind Fitbit, Jawbone, and Apple Watch, with just 10% of the market share. Google partnered with dozens of...
Beyond Meat Keeps Growing Despite Stock Price Stumble

Beyond Meat Keeps Growing Despite Stock Price Stumble

Ethan Brown has big goals. The CEO of vegetarian meat-substitute company Beyond Meat, Brown took his company public in May this year. His plan to grow the company into a $40 billion giant is under way, and he’s not concerned by stumbles like this week’s 19% drop in...
Chipotle Adds to Its Employee Education Benefits

Chipotle Adds to Its Employee Education Benefits

Competition for employees is always good for the workers. These days, with an unemployment rate below 4 percent, employers offering entry-level jobs have to fight to attract stable workers. Taco Bell is hosting ‘exciting’ hiring parties. Starbucks is working to...
FTC Slaps AdvoCare With Pyramid Scheme Penalty

FTC Slaps AdvoCare With Pyramid Scheme Penalty

AdvoCare, a dietary supplement company which sells under the brand names Trim, Fit, Spark, and Performance Elite, among others, operates under the multi-level marketing (MLM) business model. People can buy in and become “distributors,” who then buy lots of products...
FTC Files Lawsuit Against Match.com

FTC Files Lawsuit Against Match.com

Match Group, Inc. is the company behind many of the major dating sites and apps, including Match.com, Tinder, OKCupid, PlentyOfFish, Hinge, and more. Honestly, it’s hard to find a full list – Wikepedia just mentions that Match Group operates under 45 different...
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