merger-mania

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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Whichever way it ends up, it will signal the end of merger-mania, the ultimate growth vehicle for chain drug retailing in America.
He said: "This is unlikely be the end for merger-mania in the pharma sector.
Although merger-mania among the world's exchanges grabs headlines today, three forces more primal than consolidation are expected to rearrange the structure of global capital markets by 2015.
The "we're working on it" syndrome is not unique in today's corporate merger-mania economy.
* Updates on the merger-mania and other industry news.
Primarily it's because of merger-mania. Catholics for a Free Choice reports that since 1995, 105 mergers have occurred between Catholic and public or non-sectarian private hospitals nationwide, In at least half of those cases, reproductive health services were either dropped entirely or severely limited.
Now that merger-mania has settled over the home building business, it is fascinating to look at who's buying whom.
"Given all the strength and vitality we have today we are not disturbed in the slightest by the merger-mania to be seen almost everywhere with major car makers.
Keynote speaker Gregory Berg, of Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, described today's changes in the commercial insurance market brought about by "merger-mania" among brokers and insurers, capital markets investing heavily in insurance companies, and new products and combinations of service providers, such as banks selling insurance and other financial services and administrative services.
At the height of the industry's merger-mania in 1996, he engineered what was then PanEnergy's acquisition by Duke Energy.