megamerger

noun
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 The deal is the last in the current wave of media megamergers. Edmund Lee, New York Times, "Young Sheldon, Meet SpongeBob: CBS and Viacom Are Back Together," 4 Dec. 2019 Alden's stock purchase, a megamerger between Gannett and GateHouseMedia and recent financial warnings from McClatchy mark a week of uncertainty across the newspaper industry. Kori Rumore, chicagotribune.com, "How ownership of Tribune Publishing -- the parent company of the Chicago Tribune -- has changed since 2006," 25 Nov. 2019 The company had to wait 857 days for its megamerger to officially clear all regulatory hurdles and become final. Washington Post, "AT&T Redefines Messy as It Slogs Through Its Media Merger," 24 Apr. 2019 Unfortunately, under Kraft Heinz’s strategy, the easiest way out of a mess is to just do another megamerger. Washington Post, "Kraft Heinz’s Financial Recipe Turns Sour," 21 Feb. 2019 The really big media companies that might have combined with CBS/Viacom a few years ago — Disney, Fox, Comcast/NBCU*, and Time Warner — are all tied up working through their megamergers. Peter Kafka, Vox, "Shari Redstone’s plan to compete with Netflix, Apple, and Disney: Merge CBS and Viacom, then try to combine with … someone else.," 13 Aug. 2019 Tuesday’s announcement is the third megamerger in the industry since spring of 2018: Takeda purchased Shire, and Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to acquire Celgene . Charley Grant, WSJ, "AbbVie and Big Pharma: No Miracle Cures," 25 June 2019 The market on Monday welcomed news of a megamerger between Raytheon and United Technologies, but the stocks dropped sharply Tuesday. Washington Post, "Asian stocks mostly lower after retreat on Wall Street," 12 June 2019 Caveat: Judge Leon’s ruling blessing megamergers between distributors and content companies is a week old. Peter Kafka, Recode, "Maybe there won’t be a media merger frenzy after all," 20 June 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jan 2020

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“Megamerger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megamerger. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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