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.
UK drugmaker Glaxo wants to split in two businesses, after agreeing with its US rival Pfizer to form a consumer health joint venture that will become the world's biggest provider of non-prescription drugs.
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German technology giant SAP has agreed to buy Qualtrics International in what will be the company's second-largest acquisition. Qualtrics offers customer experience software — why is that so important for SAP?
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the planned creation of a joint venture between Tata Steel of India and Germany's thyssenkrupp. It voiced concerns over reduced competition.
The US tech giant has reached a deal to buy the open source software company for $34 billion. The merger is said to be the biggest in the sector ever, and will consolidate IBM's position among leading cloud services.
The acquisition of the Italian fashion house will cost Michael Kors about $2 billion. It's the latest iconic fashion brand that falls into the hands of the US group after it bought British stiletto-heel maker Jimmy Choo.
Germany’s two biggest department stores have signed a deal to merge as pressure from low-budget retailers and online platforms hit sales.
Germany's two major department store chains Kaufhof and Karstadt have sealed a merger to salvage their operations amid fierce competition from e-commerce players. The tie-up will include a cash injection and job losses.
According to media reports, Japan's biggest nuclear operators are discussing a potential partnership to overcome a crisis in the sector caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster seven years ago.
Pepsi, like many companies associated with the more sugary side of life, wants to improve its image. That is one of the reasons why it has moved to purchase the Israeli manufacturing company SodaStream.
Linde shares have plummeted by about 10 percent after the German industrial gases giant warned that its planned merger with US-based Praxair was in trouble after US regulators had demanded more asset sales.
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When it comes to venerable German business institutions, the industrial giant Thyssenkrupp is something of a poster boy. The Essen-based company is in turmoil though, as disagreements over job losses mount.
The chief executive of German steel giant thyssenkrupp, Heinrich Hiesinger, has asked the board to accept his resignation. The move came shortly after the company confirmed its planned deal with Tata Steel.
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Up to 1 million traders in India are expected to take part in nationwide protests against Walmart's proposed acquisition of a majority share in Flipkart. It is widely feared that the move could create a retail monopoly.
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