Mergers & Acquisitions by Hupfen

Champion(s):

AlexanderD
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Runner(s)-Up:

MoyseyC


Quiz Description

Questions about companies being bought, sold, squished together, or pried apart. The answers list companies' proper names, but common or colloquial names will do fine.

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Questions:

These TWO book publishers merged in 2013; if you answer in the right order, you'll also get the resulting company's name.

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Penguin / Random House

When Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. purchased Yorkshire Global Restaurants, the multi-brand fast food company, parent to KFC among others, renamed itself to this shorter moniker.

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Yum! Brands

US Steel was founded in 1901 as a merger between three steel companies, all named in the form _____ Steel Company. Two were similarly country-sized names (National and Federal). Fill in the blank for the third company.

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Carnegie

When IG Farben was liquidated in 1952 in connection to its "morally corrupt" government contract work, this pharmaceutical company it had acquired in 1925 was spun off into its current form.

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Bayer AG

This company, acquired by Google in 2005, was founded to create operating systems for cameras, and nowadays they technically do.

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Android Inc.

Acquired by K-Mart and later spun off, Borders liquidated in 2011, taking with it this other bookseller that was also a former K-Mart company.

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Walden Book Company, Inc. (Waldenbooks)

Exelon Energy purchased the wind energy division of this heavy equipment company in 2010, making it a touch less green.

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Deere & Company (John Deere)

In 2013, Verizon bought Verizon - which is to say, Verizon Communications regained full ownership of Verizon Wireless, buying out the 45% share held by this British telecommunications company.

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Vodafone Group plc

Facebook acquired this app company in 2014 for $19 billion, working out to about $345 million for each of the company's 55 employees.

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WhatsApp Inc.

This automotive company was acquired by GM in 1908 and barely survived into the next century. Before they shut down, they made what would be my first car, the Intrigue.

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Olds Motor Vehicle Co. (Oldsmobile)

Clifford Chance formed out of a 1987 merger and grew to be part of the "Magic Circle" of law firms, which necessarily puts its headquarters in this country.

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United Kingdom

Patrick Bateman didn't say mergers and acquisitions in American Psycho, he said this phrase. But, of course, nobody was paying attention.

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Murders & Executions