mega·​merg·​er | \ ˈme-gə-ˌmər-jər How to pronounce megamerger (audio) \

Definition of megamerger

: a merger of megacorporations

Examples of megamerger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sure, independents can try to capitalize on some of the disruption that trails any megamerger. Globe Staff,, "Amazon’s rise could help pave the way for Staples-Office Depot merger, finally," 11 Jan. 2021 The Biden administration will need to decide whether to greenlight yet another defense deal, after the megamerger of Raytheon and United Technologies last year. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Defense Deal Will Pose an Early Test for Biden Administration," 23 Dec. 2020 The aerospace and defense conglomerate, which was born out of the megamerger of Raytheon and United Technologies earlier this year, already expected to reduce its 31 million square feet of office space by around 10%. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Working from Home Could Hit Aerospace Revenues. Raytheon Hopes It Will Also Cut Costs.," 27 Oct. 2020 On Wednesday, Borman rejected GM's claims of racketeering against its rival, which is working toward a megamerger with Peugeot-maker PSA Group. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Judge dismisses GM's racketeering case against FCA," 8 July 2020 Beyond megamergers, Ojakli said the bulk of SoftBank’s lobbying is spent advocating for its portfolio of startup investments. Ben Brody,, "SoftBank Ratchets Up D.C. Lobbying to Boost Its Startups," 29 Apr. 2020 The deal represents the last in the current wave of media megamergers., "Young Sheldon, meet SpongeBob: CBS and Viacom are back together - The Boston Globe," 5 Dec. 2019 The Herald News is owned by Gannett, which is under pressure to cut its debt after borrowing $1.8 billion from the private equity firm Apollo Global Management to complete its recent megamerger with the parent of GateHouse Media. Jon Chesto,, "For newsrooms in Fall River, Salem and elsewhere, it’s inevitable: They’re moving to smaller digs," 15 Jan. 2020 If something on the scale of a $30 billion airplane order were to get derailed, so, too, could megamergers highly sensitive to things like CEO confidence, open markets and cross-border supply chains. Washington Post, "The Next Trade-War Casualty May Be the M&A Market," 6 June 2019

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jan 2021

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“Megamerger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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