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The 5 Biggest M&A Deals of 2015
#5 Deal: Kraft merges with Heinz Price Tag: $46 billion USD Benefit: The food tycoon is expected to be the fifth largest food company in the world and the third largest in the U.S. Source: Bloomberg
#4 Deal: Dell purchases EMC² Price Tag: $67 billion USD Benefit: The companies together will combine the world’s largest storage vendor with one of the largest server makers to become more competitive in enterprise. Source: The Globe and Mail
#3 Deal: Charter Communications buys Time Warner Price Tag: $79.6 billion USD Benefit: Expanded Charter’s U.S. footprint by 84, 000 square miles. Source: CNBC
#2 Deal: Royal Dutch Shell buys BG Group Price Tag: $81.5 billion USD Benefit: Growing liquefied gas (expected trade in triple by 2040) and deep water exploration capabilities. Source: CNBC
#1 Deal: Anheuser- Busch purchases SABMiller Price Tag: $104 billion USD Benefit: The companies combined are now the world’s largest beermaker, owning 9 of the world’s top 20 beers by volume. Source: CNN