What made Facebook grow big wasn’t what its targets would have been without it, it was what they were able to do with it.
Australian universities face a huge revenue hit from falling international student numbers due to COVID-19 and tensions with China. Some institutions should consider merging rather than downsizing.
The lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James and 13 colleagues was the last roadblock to the merger.
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The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
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The surprise acquisition by the Netherlands of 14% of Air France–KLM, which triggered a dispute between the two nations, reveals a trend toward more of a national approach to industrial interests.
Merging UniSA and the University of Adelaide could produce a number of benefits.
While creating a bigger university is an important incentive for this proposed merger, good leadership and a shared vision are needed to make it a success.
The Santos share price has slipped since its AGM in May and the board’s defence against a takeover is likely to face shareholder pressure if oil prices slide.
Australian companies have been employing many and varied takeover defences this year, including some that defy convention.
Consolidation is happening at a rapid pace. But who will bear the brunt of the costs?
In the coming year, media companies will be adjusting to a new reality – one that ultimately leaves consumers with fewer choices.
Do we really want one conglomerate to control so much of the media landscape?
Disney’s veneer of innocence shouldn’t distract people from recognizing the danger of giving one conglomerate the power to control so much information.
Expect more deals as low-cost options derail the investment industry’s business model.
Under threat? A tough call for PSA.
The takeover of GM’s European brands has historic parallels – and implications for both Europe and the US.
A banner deal for the auto sector?
The French group might well manage to turn around General Motors’ struggling division, but plants will close, and the UK looks vulnerable.
Mega companies have managed to make themselves the center of regulators’ world.
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AT&T’s planned merger would add to a growing list of mega deals that have not only harmed consumers and exacerbated inequality but also undermined our democracy.
When several South African universities merged, it was hoped this would improve access and equality. It had the opposite effect.
A Woking-Cupertino tie-up seems implausible at first glance, but there is plenty up for grabs which could suit both companies.
ARM gets ready to grapple with a Japanese adventure.
The Cambridge-based chip designer offers a useful blueprint for others.
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The time may be ripe for a South African raid on the UK’s discounted high street.
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An examination of orthopedic surgery and knee replacement showed that higher payments were associated with markets dominated by a few large physician groups.
After a wave of mergers, few large US airlines remain.
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The Justice Department is investigating whether airlines are colluding over airfares, but high prices may simply be a consequence of industry consolidation.
Ringmaster. CEOs are playing to the crowd.
A cheerful assessment of the profit potential from a merger is an easy sell to eager investors.
IAG hope to make a few pots of gold from buying Aer Lingus.
The bid by British Airways’ owner, IAG, to buy Aer Lingus is yet another step towards the establishment of the three dominant network carriers in the EU airline market. The Aer Lingus board is currently…