Mergers and Acquisitions — The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013

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Mergers and Acquisitions — The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013

#1: Verizon (VZ) Buys Out Verizon Wireless Stake from Vodafone (VOD)

VerizonLogo e1282588394281 Mergers and Acquisitions    The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013Transaction Value: $130 billion

The biggest deal of the year — and one of the biggest of all time — was Verizon’s (VZ) agreement to buy out Vodafone’s (VOD) 45% stake in Verizon Wireless.

More than a decade in the making, the deal’s final price tag makes it the third-largest corporate transaction of all time, behind only AOL’s (AOL) merger with Time Warner (TWX), and Vodafone AirTouch’s takeover of Germany’s Mannesmann.

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, this one looks like a sure winner for VZ shareholders. Even if growth is hard to come by in the saturated mobile market, Verizon Wireless is an absolute cash cow.

As of this writing, Dan Burrows did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 


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