Deal: Kraft merges with Heinz
Price Tag: $46 billion USD
Benefit: The food tycoon is expected to be the fifth
largest food company in the world and the third
largest in the U.S.
Deal: Dell purchases EMC²
Price Tag: $67 billion USD
Benefit: The companies together will combine the
world’s largest storage vendor with one of the
largest server makers to become more competitive
Source: The Globe and Mail
Deal: Charter Communications buys Time Warner
Price Tag: $79.6 billion USD
Benefit: Expanded Charter’s U.S. footprint by 84,
000 square miles.
Deal: Royal Dutch Shell buys BG Group
Price Tag: $81.5 billion USD
Benefit: Growing liquefied gas (expected trade in
triple by 2040) and deep water exploration
Deal: Anheuser- Busch purchases SABMiller
Price Tag: $104 billion USD
Benefit: The companies combined are now the
world’s largest beermaker, owning 9 of the world’s
top 20 beers by volume.