Newsclip®: [Business] 2015 was a corporate buyout bonanza; here comes the sequel -

"2015 was a corporate buyout bonanza; here comes the sequel After 2015's blistering global buyout pace, this year is shaping up to be quite the sequel with Bayer's $62 billion attempt to buy Monsanto and create a global seed giant. The proposed deal between German drug and chemical maker and Monsanto is the sixth-largest cross-border acquisition ever, according to financial markets platform Dealogic. When two companies in a sector combine, their competitors seek to do the same in order to compete. Combined with continued low interest rates that make borrowing cheap, huge stockpiles of cash held by corporations, and a lackluster environment for organic growth, there is every reason to expect another gangbuster year for mergers and acquisitions. Group of banks including U.K.-based Royal Bank of Scotland, Belgium's Fortis and Spain's Banco Santander buy Netherlands-based ABN Amro Netherlands-based oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell buys U.K.-based BG Group",

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