While they aren’t household names, utility companies are likely to drive 2016 M&A, Matt Monks tells Deal of the Week host Alex Sherman. The two Bloomberg reporters discuss why an $8.6 billion takeover of Midwestern energy producer Westar by Great Plains Energy proves industry consolidation isn’t slowing down, and Monks offers a few suggestions for future deal targets. Plus, Gadfly columnist Max Nisen says he can’t see a situation where anyone buys Valeant, even though the stock spiked on last week’s Wall Street Journal report that Japanese pharma firm Takeda and private equity giant TPG approached the floundering company about a possible takeover.

SoundCloud: 28: Big Money Utility Deals May Lead 2016 M&A by Bloomberg

 

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