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merger-mania

A sudden or intense surge of companies forming corporate mergers with one another There has been something of a merger-mania in the telecommunications industry recently, with some analysts worrying about the possibility of de factor monopolies coming back into power as a result. This merger-mania between health-insurance providers over the last few months will only serve to lower costs for everyone except the people paying for their policies.

merger-mania

n. an apparent need for companies to merge with one another. (Securities markets and journalism.) The market meltdown put an end to merger-mania.
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This year's list of largest accounting firms in Arkansas reflects a nationwide trend: "merger mania," as Accounting Today termed it.
Two decades of merger mania in the European banking sector have led to banking groups using an array of different IT solutions that have been tacked together as a way of making ends meet.
Wall Street has been vacillating in and out of the green on the blue chips even as the NASDAQ +0.7% continues to outperform, marking fresh highs as media merger mania has spilled over amid a counter bid from Comcast for Fox assets over Disney.
Merger mania in global media has been intense since 2017, with Walt Disney's $66 billion bid for 21st Century Fox's television and movie studio assets, Comcast's rival bid for British satellite television platform Sky (39 per cent owned by Rupert Murdoch's Fox media conglomerate).
The latest round of merger mania is driven by pressure on the industry to deliver health care in a meaningfully different way.
But in the midst of one of history's most pronounced periods of merger mania, I just can't help but wonder, who's next?
See also: Insurers from Cigna to Aetna jump as merger mania catches on
Over the years, equipment suppliers have gone through merger mania, as have raw material suppliers and, of course, fabricators.
As early as 1985, bank merger mania was all the rage in North Carolina.
Faced with quarter-by-quarter earnings expectations, merger mania, regulatory pressures and a host of other issues, pharma and biopharma companies have been forced to rethink their approach to [business].
Economic gloom and bank merger mania, with its resulting customer churn, have combined to place consumers in greater jeopardy than ever before for online identity fraud.
MERGER mania or a sensible, considered, logical move designed solely to improve existing services to patients?
Merger mania roared like a lion through the supermarket industry in late winter with announced plans for two high-profile acquisitions.