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...
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