Feb. 11, 2020

Urge to Merge: Why M&A Deals Happen

Urge to Merge: Why M&A Deals Happen

For corporations, not everything about getting together is Russell Stover chocolates and long-stemmed roses. So to celebrate the Brew’s Merger Week (keep reading for today’s big piece)...

For corporations, not everything about getting together is Russell Stover chocolates and long-stemmed roses. So to celebrate the Brew’s Merger Week (keep reading for today’s big piece)...


Today on Business Casual: Axios Business Editor and author of the Pro Rata newsletter Dan Primack explains why mergers and acquisitions happen...and why they don’t.


In addition to figuring out what today’s M&A means for bull market health, in the episode we...

  • Navigate where the biggest red flags are for today’s megadeals, from unpredictable antitrust regulation to political nationalism to the 2020 election
  • Determine the next big space for consolidation
  • Parse out the logistics of some of the most outlandish deals the internet’s dreamt up (looking at you, Apple/Tesla)


Plus, Primack explains what options are left for Harry’s now that the FTC sued to block Edgewell’s acquisition of the razor maker—and then called off the deal. (FYI, this was recorded riiiight before Edgewell pulled the plug.)