Merger Related Quotes

“Certainly merger and acquisition activity will pick up. There are many small- and medium-size companies that need to consolidate to compete, especially in Italy.”

Carlo Pambianco

“I was surprised they did it amidst their merger because ... there are a lot of questions about the merger to begin with, ... We've raised some of them in our hearing.  And we may have to have more hearings, I don't know.”

Orrin Hatch

“In the merger process that produces these galaxies, a lot of the stars get flung out to fairly large distances, and they end up in highly elongated orbits that take them far away and then back in close to the center.”

Avishai Dekel

“Although the merger of BP and Amoco involves companies of enormous size, and there is a significant trend toward concentration in the petroleum industry, the operations of these two companies rarely overlap in a way that threatens competition.”

Robert Pitofsky

“A merger in a red-hot group is explosive,”

James Dines

“Most of the media... is positioning the merger with Compaq and the recent actions by Walter Hewlett and David Packard as a fight between the past and the future.”

Carly Fiorina

“When you have M&A; (merger and acquisition) activity continuing, it's a sign of stronger economic activity ahead. The market probably will focus on the economic data; I suspect the driving factor of the day could be the ISM index.”

Peter Cardillo

“This merger is a leap for Gold Fields into the international arena that could not be achieved through organic growth alone,”

Chris Thompson

“Merger mania is making the fee-gouging big banks even bigger, ... Worse, fewer and bigger banks means consumers face fewer choices, less competition and even higher fees.”

Ed Mierzwinski

“This merger is a logical next step.”

Ed Whitacre