Megadeals Of 2015 To Incite Midsized Asset Feeding Frenzy

By Benjamin Horney (January 8, 2016, 5:31 PM EST) -- After a record-breaking year for mergers and acquisitions fueled by a multitude of megadeals, attorneys expect a wave of midsized transactions to dominate 2016 as the companies involved in 2015's largest deals seek to shed assets to gain regulatory approval and ditch business units that no longer fit their long-term plans.

In 2015, it seemed that with almost every week came news of another massive merger, each carrying with it the possibility to completely shake up an industry, be that cable with the almost $80 billion tie-up of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable, pharmaceuticals with Pfizer's $160 billion acquisition of Allergan,...

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