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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:

BT has made a £12.5bn acquisition of EE, the UK's largest mobile group:

Under Armour is paying more tun $500M TO acquire two fitness tracking apps - MyFitnessPal and Endomondo:

Staples to buy Office Depot for $6.3bn"

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:

Aviva's £5.6bn takeover of Friends Life creates UK's largest insurer:

O2 purchase by Three confirmed for £10.25bn as mobile operator consolidation continues:

Comcast & Time Warner Cable merged in a deal value of $69.8 billion:

Facebook & WhatsApp merged in a deal worth $19 billion:

Aer Lingus is the target of a €1.4bn bid from International Airlines Group, parent of British Airways and Iberia:

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