mega·merg·er | \ˈme-gə-ˌmər-jər \

Definition of megamerger 

: a merger of megacorporations

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The corporate combination promises to unleash even more megamergers in the fast-changing digital media space. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger without conditions," 12 June 2018 Stung by a federal judge's dismissal of its objections to AT&T's megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal. Marcy Gordon,, "Justice Department appealing judge's OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger," 12 July 2018 The boss of French bank Société Générale SA SCGLY -0.62% met advisers over several weekends to war-game plans for a megamerger with Italy’s UniCredit UNCFF 0.81% SpA. That was more than a decade ago. Patricia Kowsmann, WSJ, "Why It’s So Hard to Build a Banking Giant," 13 June 2018 The most immediate impacts of the ruling on Tuesday are the removal of an obstacle to a megamerger and the likely bursting of a dam of mergers that were waiting the decision. James B. Stewart, New York Times, "AT&T-Time Warner Decision Shows Need to Rethink Antitrust Laws," 13 June 2018 The landmark decision is also expected to serve as a bellwether for a string of other megamerger cases playing out across the country. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Mark Sanford’s primary loss shows the peril of crossing Trump," 13 June 2018 Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers. Marcy Gordon And Mae Anderson, The Christian Science Monitor, "AT&T-Time Warner deal could open floodgates for megamergers," 13 June 2018 If these megamergers can squeeze some costs and inefficiencies out of the combined firms, that's great. David Whelan,, "What Amazon & Co. should fix first in our health care system," 27 Mar. 2018 Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive on Tuesday received approval from the European Commission for their $14.6 billion megamerger. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, "European Commission Clears Discovery Deal to Buy Scripps," 6 Feb. 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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