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.
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Tapes published in February showed the CEO of Poland's largest corporation — oil firm Orlen — in a very unflattering and potentially illegal light. Will the scandal make Poland's biggest energy merger more difficult?
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Carmakers Fiat Chrysler and PSA have sealed their long-awaited merger, creating Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest auto group. The Milan and Paris stock markets reacted on Monday.
The move greenlights the creation of the world's fourth-largest carmaker. The new firm will have the capacity to produce 8.7 million cars a year.
Prosecutors have said they no longer plan to pursue fraud allegations related to the acquisition of Eurofighter jets. The counsel criticized that the ruling runs counter to decisions by German and US legal authorities.
Due to its location and size, Poland’s energy policy is of critical importance to Europe, between an EU in flux and a large Russian energy supplier. A merger of two huge domestic energy firms would make it even more so.
Although the current crisis was not triggered by the financial sector, the fallout from a prolonged second wave is a bigger threat to banks than the eurozone debt crisis. The sector is preparing for a spike in bad loans.
The merger would have been the largest in the luxury retail sector. But Paris-based LVMH pulled the plug this week on its acquisition of Tiffany after the French government requested a delay to assess US tariffs.
Stock manipulation and other charges against Jay Y. Lee relate to a controversial merger of two business units. It's the latest blow for the businessman already embroiled in legal woes.
China is unlikely to accept an acquisition of TikTok's US operations by Microsoft and said it will prevent any deal forced by Trump. DW spoke with Rui Ma, a China tech expert, about a sale the Chinese see as "theft."
Microsoft's potential acquisition of Chinese short-video app TikTok might turn the US company into an important player in the social media sector. How much of a threat could it be to the likes of Facebook and Google?
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Together PSA and Fiat-Chrysler employee 400,000 and produced nine million vehicles last year. But combining the companies could reduce market competition and the European Commission is rethinking the idea.
John Rountree, a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry, is skeptical whether Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto two years ago was a sensible thing to do.
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