As Amazon’s AWS cloud business grows, so do The Edge’s arguments for spinning off the $100 billion gorilla in the room

As Amazon’s AWS cloud business grows, so do The Edge’s arguments for spinning off the $100 billion gorilla in the room Jeff Bezos and the $100 billion gorilla in the room By Chris Nolter, Senior Writer at The Deal:  The value of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) cloud services business is increasingly clear following the first quarter earnings season. While not as visible to consumers as its e-commerce business, or as flashy as the Seattle online retailing giant’s video series Mozart in the Jungle (which won a Golden Globe) or Transparent (which won an Emmy), Amazon Web services is as ubiquitous in the technology world as its smiling boxes are on the stoops of homes. Amazon Web...

Bad Blood Is Good for M&A, The Edge Reveals 16-Year Global Study The Big Banks Didn’t Want Released

Bad Blood Is Good for M&A, The Edge Reveals 16-Year Global Study The Big Banks Didn’t Want Released By Brooke Sutherland, Senior Reporter [@blsuth], Bloomberg Gadfly: Hostile takeovers get a bad rap 16-year study by The Edge unlocks how investors can benefit This is “the report the big banks didn’t want released” Sure, the back-and-forth rhetoric can turn, well, hostile and the risks of overpaying or wasting time and energy are high. And yes, oftentimes the deals don’t even happen, as occurred this week when Canadian Pacific Railway dropped its months-long (and unbidden) pursuit of Norfolk Southern. Be that as it may, some bad blood between deal partners...

Harvest Interview Series: Finding an Edge in Catalyst Investing

Harvest Interview Series: Finding an Edge in Catalyst Investing “I believe that in order to act on anything, you need to have a level of trust. Particularly in a sector which unfortunately breeds some unscrupulous people.” Jim Osman, CEO, The Edge Khai Nguyen of Harvest goes further behind the scenes to get an understanding into the very high end world of advising the world’s leading money managers by interviewing Jim Osman, CEO and founder of The Edge Consulting Group. The global independent intelligence provider advising the biggest Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Family Offices and Activist Funds charged with finding hidden...