2015 was a record year for corporate mergers, with huge transaction sums involved in the takeover bids.
Corporate marriages have been facilitated by ultra-cheap credits. This page collates the latest DW content on mergers and acquisitions.
While many German businesses complain of limited access to the Chinese market, a wave of acquistions has headed the other way. Chinese firms are buying more and more German firms. Some say this can leak vital German know-how... and the country's economy minister wants to slow down the acquisition frenzy.
Negotiations between leading retailers Rewe and Edeka have failed to find a solution over the acquisition of ailing supermarket chain Kaiser's Tengelmann. Both sides have bitterly attacked each other following the talks.
TUIfly is to resume normal flight operations on Sunday after further disruptions on Saturday. Airline staff have been concerned about their jobs and working conditions following news of a partial merger with Air Berlin.