Top 5 most interesting mergers and acquisitions of the past year

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The past 12 months have produced a seemingly endless string of mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Over $3.5trn worth of deals were made worldwide, marking the fourth consecutive year the $3trn benchmark has been passed.

As competition across multiple sectors heats up and is disrupted by new entrants and technology, companies are taking dramatic steps to cement their positions and secure their industry futures. M&As, whether horizontal (buying the competition) or vertical (buying up and down the supply chain), can drastically improve a company’s strategic standing in its market.

Read more at World Finance