Canadian Financings

BioAmber Gets Little Love From Investors on Valentine’s Day

by Debra Fiakas Management of sustainable chemical developer BioAmber (BIOA:  NYSE; BIOA:  TSX) have not been feeling much love from the capital markets.  The BioAmber team just wants some consideration for its proprietary platform for production of bio-based succinic acid.  Historically su ...

Flatiron Health Surpasses Blue Apron As New York’s Top VC-Backed Exit

2018 is off to a flying start with the $2.1B acquisition of Flatiron Health by pharmaceutical group Roche. The deal was announced today (2/15/2018) and is the largest venture-backed M&A or IPO in New York state since 2012, according to CB Insights data. Flatiron Health, which provides cancer el ...

Wealth Managers Beware: Emerging Fintechs Are Coming For Retirement Planning Next

The wealth management industry is under siege by a new crop of “robo-retirement” fintech startups disrupting retirement savings. At stake is roughly $27.25T held in US retirement assets as of September 2017 (including IRAs, 401(k)s, pensions, etc). Though 401(k)s only account for $5.28T of asse ...

Insurers Are Teaming Up With Car Subscriptions

Over the course of the last year, a growing number of automakers including Volvo, Ford, Cadillac, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz have either launched or announced plans to launch car subscription models. Billed as the hottest announcement out of last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, car subscripti ...

The Future Of Luxury: 7 Trends Reshaping The Luxury Industry

For years, incumbents in the luxury industry have shunned tech innovation, refusing to even sell products online. But luxury-focused e-commerce startups like FarFetch and Moda Operandi have changed the relationship between luxury consumers and brands by successfully building online retail busin ...

Three reasons to be bullish about Canopy Growth Corp. from GMP Securities

Canopy CEO Bruce Linton. With its most recent equity financing complete, GMP Securities analyst Martin Landry has resumed coverage of Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) with the same bullish target. On Wednesday, Canopy announced it had completed a previously announced bought deal worth just over $20 ...

9 Early-Stage Enterprise AI Startups To Watch

Organizations are collecting and analyzing more information than ever before — and relying on artificial intelligence to predict user behavior, develop new solutions, and automate redundant processes.  Within the growing field of artificial intelligence, enterprise AI has shown particular pro ...

Target Prices Increased on Company Holding Large Inventory of Refined Cobalt

Source: Streetwise Reports 02/06/2018 Experts discussed the reasons this company merits an increased target price: a rising cobalt price, the market’s openness to an even higher one and the firm’s strengthening its balance sheet to likely acquire more of the physical metal and, ultimately, ...

Oil And Gas Corporates Are Investing In Clean Tech, Analytics, And The Internet Of Things

Corporate venture investments by oil and gas companies hit record highs in 2016 and 2017, after a slight dip following the 2014 crash in oil prices. These investments have been concentrated in clean tech companies and technologies with the potential to improve operations. Integrated oil companies, ...

Where Top US Banks Are Betting On Fintech

Since 2012, the top 10 US banks by total assets have participated in 81 deals to fintech startups, totaling nearly $4.1B in disclosed funding. In the last year, banks have homed in on the consumer, backing robo-advisors and companies offering easy-to-use money management apps.  Fintec ...