The Best M&A Deals of the Decade

The past decade has certainly been tumultuous for mergers and acquisitions. As we went into the new millennium, the U.S. economy hit the peak of the dot-com bubble and M&A activity reached $1.2 trillion. Of course, this is when Time-Warner (TWX) agreed to a whopping $182 billion merger with the now-independent-again AOL (AOL).