Frank Aquila Tells Wall Street Journal to Expect More Cross-Industry Deals

January 22, 2018
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On January 22, Frank Aquila was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article “Big Companies Face Period of Rising Growth and Turmoil,” noting that as companies grow and global markets shift, more deals will begin to cross industry lines and become disruptive rather than purely synergistic. “Earlier rounds of M&A were simply competitors buying each other and getting the synergies out of a deal,” says Frank. “While that’s still an important part of M&A we’re going to see many more combinations going forward that may not be what people expect.”