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A woman walks past a Sprint store in New York's financial district in this file photo taken October 15, 2012. Dish Network Corp, the No. 2 U.S. satellite television provider, offered to buy Sprint Nextel Corp for $25.5 billion in cash and stock, a move that could thwart the proposed acquisition of Sprint by Japan's SoftBank Corp.
A woman walks past a Sprint store in New York's financial district in this file photo taken October 15, 2012. Dish Network Corp, the No. 2 U.S. satellite television provider, offered to buy Sprint Nextel Corp for $25.5 billion in cash and stock, a move that could thwart the proposed acquisition of Sprint by Japan's SoftBank Corp.
(Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Mega U.S. takeovers roar back to life

All speculation that the mega takeover would make another mark on the U.S. financial system is now confirmed.

Eight mega deals worth more than $10-billion (U.S.) have been announced since January, amounting to $174-billion, according to Thomson Reuters, almost double the total value of the four deals worth $92-billion announced in the same period last year.