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.
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.
Monsanto's takeover by Bayer could create a GMO juggernaut too powerful for Europe to resist, while conveniently "disappearing" a tarnished brand, critics say. Concerns abound over concentration in the seed market.