The current era of the business industry has witnessed some of the biggest business deals that were made of all time. Whenever a company finds another company profitable , they propose them with a deal or offer of merging with them. A business proposal basically is a written offer made from a seller to the buyer. Business proposals often play a vital role in the complex sales process,It basically involves all the details about the conditions under which the merger would take place and is accepted by both companies before the merger takes place.
Scott Belsky, the co-founder of Behance once said "It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen." basically emphasizing that an idea could be obtained by a number of people but the one who executes it is the real beneficiary and that's what the major billion dollar companies believe in.
Biggest Business Deals of All time
Listed Below are some of the biggest mergers or business deals made in the current era which would totally astonish you and which played a very vital role in the companies future development.
1) Royal Dutch Shell — BG Group
Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company that aims to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible whereas BG Group plc was a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the United Kingdom which was bought over by Shell.
In April 2015, the oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell bought the British oil and gas BG Group in a deal totaling greater than $81.5 billion. Making it one of the biggest business deals. The sale was completed on 15 February 2016. Prior to the takeover, BG Group was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Moreover now, Royal Dutch Shell ranks 14th on the 'world's biggest public companies list' with a market value of $195.4 billion as of May 2015 as listed by Forbes.
2) Royal Bank of Scotland Group — ABN AMRO Holding
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc is a British banking and insurance holding company, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The basically offer variety of banking including personal and business banking, private banking, insurance and corporate finance through its offices located in Europe, North America and Asia.
In April 2007, the British banking and insurance holding company Royal Bank of Scotland Group bought the Dutch bank ABN AMRO in a deal totaling $95.6 billion recording the deal in one of the biggest business deals. Dutch bank with headquarters in Amsterdam. ABN AMRO Bank ranks 3rd largest bank as listed in the Forbes' "World biggest public companies list", having their headquarters in Netherlands. Moreover, it also is the 430th biggest public company in the world having a $60.2 billion market value as of May 2015.
3) AT&T — BellSouth
AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate, headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas. AT&T is largest provider of fixed telephone services in the United States and the world's largest telecommunications company .
In March 2006 another biggest business deals was registered. The American multinational telecommunications corporation AT&T bought BellSouth in a deal for whooping $95.6 billion. BellSouth Corporation, established in 1983 being an American telecommunications holding company based in Atlanta, Georgia and was one of the seven original Regional Bell Operating Companies.
Currently, AT&T Inc. is the 27th biggest public company in the world and has a $173 billion market value as of May 2015 according to Forbes.
4) Altria Group — Philip Morris International
Altria Group, Inc. is an American corporation and one of the world's largest producers and marketers of tobacco, cigarettes and related products. In January 2008, the American tobacco and cigarette corporation Altria Group bought Phillip Morris International, with products sold in over 180 countries outside the United States. The most recognized and best-selling product of the company being Marlboro, in a deal totaling $111.3 billion and thus making to the list of biggest business deals ever made.
5) America Online-Time Warner Inc
AOL is a web portal and online service provider based in New York. It is a brand marketed by Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.In January 2000, the American multinational mass media corporation America Online, known as AOL, and Time Warner Inc merged after signing an agreement of $112.1 billion to form AOL Time Warner.
6) Verizon Communications — Verizon Wireless
The American broadband company Verizon Communications bought Vodafone's 45% stake in Verizon Wireless for $130.1 billion in September 2013.
According to Forbes, Verizon Communications is the 22nd biggest public company in the world having a $202.5 billion market value as of May 2015.
7) Vodafone AirTouch — Mannesmann
The biggest business deal to ever be witnessed was in November 1999 when British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone AirTouch a giant cooperation, bought German telephony and internet company Mannesmann in a deal totaling of $172 billion which was recorded as the highest of all time.
According to Forbes, Vodafone Group plc, which reverted to its original name in 2000, is the 40th biggest public company in the world and has a $88 billion market value as of May 2015 after taking over Mannesmann which contributed a lot to their overall wealth evaluation.