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  • 19 Jan 2017

    2017: strap yourself in for a bumpy ride

    UPDATE: The bumpy year started off with yet another surprise, when Klarna successfully concluded its acquisition of German payments provider BillPay. After originally withdrawing its offer, as I wrote below, Klarna returned to the table and was able to close the deal. Interesting. - Jan Altersten   2017 is shaping up to be a dramatic year in many ways: the continuing story of Brexit,...
  • 14 Dec 2016

    AfterPay Fast Track shows it’s no one-hit wonder

    If you needed further proof that AfterPay Fast Track is on a roll, it came with last weekend’s HOP! Artisan Brewery Weekend in Helsinki.   Showcasing craft breweries from Finland, Estonia and Italy, the festival attracted 1,000 beer lovers to Nosturi, a concert venue in the Punavuori district, for some serious beer tasting, food and music. And their enjoyment was only heightened...