Corporate acquisitions have been happening for many years but recently the firms with cash to spare are buying their way into the digital age.
Just last week, PayPal bought Xoom, Accenture bought Javelin and in May McKinsey snapped up Lunar to improve its competitive position. But despite this handful of recent acquisitions, 2015 has seen a decline in M&A activity.
With so many bright young start-up entrepreneurs looking for cash, there's always another way for firms with deep pockets to stay ahead of the game. Even Apple is at it. And discover why more emerging market-companies have begun using M&A to tap into new markets.