How versed are you in M&A transactions? In lieu of the holiday commemorating our nation’s 241st birthday, let’s celebrate with M&A Trivia! What could be more American than competing with your friends in the pursuit of trivial knowledge?

  1. What’s the largest M&A transaction of all time?
    1. AOL acquires Time Warner (2000)
    2. Exxon acquires Mobil (1998)
    3. Vodafone AirTouch acquires Mannesmann (1999)
  2. What’s the largest M&A transaction that involved an American company?
    1. AOL acquires Time Warner (2000)
    2. Verizon Communications acquires Verizon Wireless (2013)
    3. Worldcom acquires MCI Communications (1997)
  3. What’s the largest M&A transaction that failed to complete?
    1. Pfizer and Allergan, plc
    2. Kraft Heinz and Unliever plc
    3. Comcast and Disney
  4. What’s the largest M&A transaction from 2016 in the US?
    1. AT&T Inc. acquires Time Warner
    2. Honeywell acquires United Technologies
    3. Johnson Controls acquires Tyco International
  5. What’s the largest M&A transaction in 2017?
    1. British American Tobacco acquires R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    2. PPG Industries acquires AKZO Nobel
    3. Kraft Heinz acquires Unilever plc
  6. What sector had the most closed deals in Q1 2017?
    1. Services
    2. Healthcare
    3. IT
    4. Financial
  7. In the first quarter of 2017, what region had the most closed deals?
    1. Mid Atlantic
    2. Southeast
    3. Great Lakes
    4. South Central
  8. During the first quarter of 2017, what city saw the second most deals?
    1. Chicago
    2. Atlanta
    3. Dallas
    4. San Francisco
  9. In the last ten days, what was the biggest announced acquisition?
    1. Rite Aid
    2. Staples
    3. Whole Foods
  10. Which month in Q1 2017 saw the most deals?
    1. January
    2. February
    3. March
    4. None of the above
  11. For good fun, what’s the name of my poodle?
    1. Louie
    2. Winston
    3. Sammy
    4. Cosmo
    5. Hudson

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