Mergers and Acquisitions — The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013

These companies led the mergers and acquisitions charge in 2013

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Mergers and Acquisitions — The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013

#10: Applied Materials (AMAT) Buys Tokyo Electron (TOELY)

Applied Materials 185 Mergers and Acquisitions    The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013

Transaction Value: $10 billion

Applied Materials (AMAT) and Tokyo Electron (TOELY) are two of the biggest and most important suppliers to the semiconductor industry in the world, making the machines and technology that turns silicon wafers into computer chips.

Merging the No.1 and No. 3 manufacturers in the industry will create a giant with a market cap of about $30 billion, but more than anything, it’s a defensive move. Technical and financial pressures are squeezing margins and profits in an already mature industry.

Now that the two biggest players have tied the knot, we can expect even more mergers and acquisitions in this sector in 2014.


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