Kinder Morgan's $38 billion purchase of rival natural gas pipeline operator El Paso Corporation catalyzed three other large deals in the energy sector.
Morgan Stanley/Citigroup; M&T/Hudson City; Realty Income/American Realty Capital
July saw a burst of dealmaking in the health care sector.
Aetna/Coventry; BC Partners and CPP Investment Board/Suddenlink; NRG/GenOn
AB InBev/Modelo; Bristol-Myers Squibb/Amylin; Walgreen/Alliance Boots; Alibaba/Yahoo
Health care deals came fast and furious in April.
Facebook IPO; Eaton/Cooper Industries; Carlyle IPO
Guggenheim Baseball / Los Angeles Dodgers; Nestlé / Pfizer Infant-Nutrition Unit
After being almost dormant since last spring, the real estate market started to show signs of life in the first quarter.