Business: Return of the Big Deal

Some targets fight, but $100 million mergers grow

One corporate activity that the stock market's sag has not discouraged is the big takeover. Quite the contrary: partly because share prices are low, the number of multimillion-dollar mergers is rising. W.T. Grimm, a Chicago firm of merger consultants, counts a somewhat lower total number of mergers and acquisitions so far in 1977 than a year ago, but in the first six months of this year it found 20 cases in which a company proposed to pay $100 million or more for control of another firm,...

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