A handful of banks now dominate the US financial sector. This consolidation has resulted in higher costs for consumers and small businesses and put the economy at greater risk of a financial crisis.
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Combine years of ludicrous leverage and the pandemic collapse, and many companies are living on borrowed time.
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.
Research shows how decision making by investors is affected by the one-hour clock change.
Competition policy in Australia is undermined by not knowing if it is right to let the vast majority of corporate mergers go ahead.
Sainsbury's faces tough times ahead following the blocking of its merger with Asda.
It’s a bold move from outgoing Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi.
Australian companies have been employing many and varied takeover defences this year, including some that defy convention.
Papa John’s is hoping to use the corporate strategy to prevent founder John Schnatter from taking back control over the pizza chain.
Comcast and Disney’s bidding war for Sky can only be justified by the outside threat of Amazon and Netflix.
A scholar of the media business tries to make sense of the flurry of merger news lately, and why the contested tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape.
Facing stiff competition, the obvious solution is for Sainsbury’s and Asda to grow their customer base and revenues, while cutting their margins, through a merger.
In 2017 the US retail giant Amazon spent nearly $14 billion to acquire the Whole Foods Market grocery chain. What are the motivations behind this acquisition and who will be the winners and losers?
Labels for boutique beers made by giant corporations may give the impression that a tiny craft brewery slapped them on the bottles. That confusion is by design.
Acquiring companies that don’t complement the main business went out of fashion more than a decade ago.
Does 21st century corporate logic contain the seeds of its own destruction?
Amazon has pledged to continue slashing prices at Whole Foods now that it’s acquired the organic food mecca. Will that mean more affordable organic food for more people – delivered overnight?
A pioneer of ethical consumerism, wedded to a corporate giant with a questionable record? The lessons of a decade ago should be ringing alarm bells.
The development trajectory of South African born brewer SABMiller peaked with the 2016 $104 billion merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Behind it lies an extraordinary journey.