mega·​deal | \ ˈme-gə-ˌdēl How to pronounce megadeal (audio) \

Definition of megadeal

: a business deal involving a lot of money

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The last local megadeal was when Brookfield Asset Management purchased Houston Center for $819 million in late 2017. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Report: Chase Tower to be sold to Hines, Cerberus for $627 million," 21 June 2019 Fox Hunted Comcast is escalating its threat to disrupt Disney’s megadeal to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s assets, a potential move that could reshape the power structure in the entertainment industry. Gerard Baker, WSJ, "The 10-Point.," 24 May 2018 Is the change in cast enough to revive a potential megadeal? Kyle Goon, Orange County Register, "Purple & Bold: Anthony Davis rumors are circling again. Here’s what’s changed.," 6 June 2019 Goldman has historically dominated megadeals but is now chasing smaller transactions, hiring more bankers and courting the thousands of companies owned by private-equity firms. Liz Hoffman, WSJ, "Goldman’s M&A Bankers Shine, Traders Stumble as Malaysian Scandal Looms," 16 Jan. 2019 Advertising Diggs got his megadeal, valued at $72 million over five years, at the beginning of training camp last summer. Dave Campbell, The Seattle Times, "Vikings, Thielen agree to 4-year, $64M extension," 12 Apr. 2019 Photo: Yoshio Tsunoda/Zuma Press SoftBank managed to pull off the megadeal at this steep valuation by marketing it heavily—including in a rare television commercial—to the country’s deep-pocketed retail investors. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "SoftBank May Regret Its Big IPO Payday," 19 Dec. 2018 Miller Samuel founder Jonathan Miller said the megadeals in the U.S. revealed an increasing willingness by sellers to negotiate. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "A $110 Million Malibu Mansion and the Biggest Luxury Buys of 2018," 4 Jan. 2019 According to Good Jobs First, past U.S. megadeals have cost an average of $658,000 per job. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Amazon HQ2 subsidies are deeply unpopular, but far from uncommon," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of megadeal

1978, in the meaning defined above

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