15 Dec 20 companies ripe for M&A or restructuring after DuPont deal
According to Marketwatch, this year has had frequent and large corporate deals, some of which are meant to “unlock shareholder value” by spinning off units into new companies, while others save companies billions of dollars in expenses by simply combining.
U.S. mergers and acquisitions volume topped $2 trillion for the first time Nov. 23, according to Dealogic. The latest mega-deal was DuPont & Co. DD, -3.58% and Dow Chemical Co. DOW, -3.90% which agreed Friday to merge in a deal valued at $130 billion. Another major industrial merger was announced just Monday. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. NWL, -6.91% will acquire Jarden Corp. JAH, +2.68% for $13.2 billion.
In light of 2015’s outsized M&A activity, we compiled a list of 20 companies that are ripe for consolidation. You can see those companies and key metrics in a table at the bottom of this story. But first, let’s discuss some deals and how they’ve played out — some good, some not so good.