The acquisition economy has become a major force in business. Companies are looking for new ways to drive shareholder value by acquiring and divesting other companies. The result: some of the largest deals in history, as big tech and buyout barons gain stake in what they can get away with. Mergers, partnerships, and acquisitions are not just about money — they are also about controlling market share. It’s shrewd, smart, or sometimes ruthless to look out for the best interests of these companies.