Top 10 Disastrous Mergers

A merger is when two companies or firms decide to move forward as one entity. Sometimes, such a decision will be beneficial to the two parties involved and result in commercial wealth and global exposure. But sometimes, they can go terribly wrong. For this list, we only considered mergers where the two parties were more or less of equal size, or where the deal was at least billed as a merger of rough equals. That means we excluded acquisitions where a much larger company acquired a smaller company, like The Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO, Terra Networks and Lycos, or Bank of America and Countrywide. Join as we count down our picks for the top 10 most disastrous mergers in business history.

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