Do Mega Deals Actually Benefit Buyer Shareholders?

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Do Mega Deals Actually Benefit Buyer Shareholders?

Much of the focus on mergers and acquisitions is on mega deals that change industry landscapes (Disney/Fox, Amazon/Whole Foods, CVS/Aetna). However, these deals are typically only relevant and dissected at announcement, when the shock of a deal makes for good headlines and dinner party chatter, and everyone questions the rationale as well as impact to the competitive landscape.