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Recent examples of corporate takeovers and mergers

This will be a regularly curated list of mergers and takeovers involving well-known businesses. We hope it will help students to find examples of acquisitions that can be explore and used in assignments

Acquisitions: Recent takeovers and mergers

Travel booking site Expedia has snapped up rival Orbitz Worldwide in a $1.34bn cash deal: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/95ba2778-b2d6-11e4-a058-...

BT has made a £12.5bn acquisition of EE, the UK's largest mobile group: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31144009

Under Armour is paying more tun $500M TO acquire two fitness tracking apps - MyFitnessPal and Endomondo: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/05/...

Staples to buy Office Depot for $6.3bn" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31137020

AG Barr, the maker of Irn-Bru and Rubicon fizzy drinks, is spending £21m on Funkin, a company that makes natural fruit ingredients for cocktails: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-bus...

Aviva's £5.6bn takeover of Friends Life creates UK's largest insurer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30883907

O2 purchase by Three confirmed for £10.25bn as mobile operator consolidation continues: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30946005

Comcast & Time Warner Cable merged in a deal value of $69.8 billion: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26166729

Facebook & WhatsApp merged in a deal worth $19 billion: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26266689

Aer Lingus is the target of a €1.4bn bid from International Airlines Group, parent of British Airways and Iberia: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30967346

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