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.
Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and its US rival Huntsman are joining forces in a transatlantic company worth some $20 billion (17.8 billion euros), calling their all-shares tie-up "a merger of equals."
The EU has pinned a 110 million euro fine on Facebook for giving incorrect information about its WhatsApp buyout. Facebook had said it wasn't able to link user accounts -then offered the option in an update.
Business executive Reitzle wants to make Linde the global market leader for natural gas. But the planned merger with US company Praxair hasn’t gone down well with workers. They see it as a take-over by the Americans and they’re worried about jobs.
German engineering giant Siemens has reported an increase in bottom-line earnings for its second fiscal quarter. The company keeps eying a merger of its rail business with that of Canada's Bombardier.
The merger of the two giant companies will create the largest agricultural conglomerate in the world - but environmental activists strongly oppose it.
At Bayer's annual general meeting in Bonn, environmentalists and politicians voiced discontent over the proposed takeover. Both companies have come under fire for substandard ethical and environmental practices.
Bayer is riding high at the moment. First quarter numbers are strong, and sales are up by over 10 percent The German chemicals giant wants to merge with crop science major Monsanto. But will regulators approve the deal?
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Brussels has prohibited the planned merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse, vetoing a union that has been plunged in doubt following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
US firms Dow Chemical and DuPont have gained EU antitrust approval for their planned merger, on condition that they sell assets. But the deal, expected to redraw the agrochemical sector, is raising concerns.
The Pakistani government has proposed a merger between the lawless Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in an attempt to rein in insurgency. But can the move be implemented?
US chipmaker Intel has announced it will buy Israeli tech company Mobileye. With the multibillion-dollar acquisition, Intel wants to obtain a leading role in the production of autonomous driving technology.
France-based PSA Group has agreed to buy General Motors' European subsidiary Opel for 1.3 billion euros. The deal moves PSA into second place in European market share behind Volkswagen Group.
Hundreds of British finance jobs are set to go as a merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life is confirmed. It's expected that the deal will create one of the world's largest investment groups.
French carmaker PSA announced the acquisition of General Motors' (GM) European subsidiary, which includes the Opel and Vauxhall brands, for 1.3 billion euros ($1.38 billion).
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