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How long until the next transformational deal?

Monday 21 March 2011 | 13:31 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Mergers and acquisitions don't lend themselves to predictions. The uptake of new services, the effects of regulation, extrapolating existing trends – these can all be modeled, but with M&A, you can't do anything ex ante. More to the point, a merger mdoel is just that - it's not the kind of event you want to include in an outlook, because it is so unpredictable. The impact is clearly huge though. AT&T's takeover of T-Mobile USA is a good example. This dropped out of nowhere (previous speculation centred on a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, despite their different technologies), and it

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Companies: Deutsche Telekom / T-Mobile USA
Countries: Netherlands / United States
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