Status Report: US And Global M&A Market

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 4:01 PM ET) -- Global mergers and acquisitions activity during the first half of 2013 was down 8 percent from last year's tally, but recent developments have changed the outlook for the rest of the year, thanks to a pair of massive telecommunications deals. The largest transaction was Verizon Communications (VZ) agreeing to buy the stake in Verizon Wireless from joint venture partner Vodafone PLC, in a deal valued at an eye-popping $130 billion. The acquisition is the third-largest M&A deal of all time, and was followed by Microsoft (MSFT)...
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