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Feature stories: Most Admired Corporate Dealmakers 2012

by Baz Hiralal  |  Published November 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM
Crowning hundreds of hours of analysis and voting by The Deal Pipeline community to find this year's Most Admired Corporate Dealmaker in nine industries, our writers have taken a deep dive into the winning strategies of this year's winners.

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From serial acquirer IBM Corp. to Coca-Cola Co.'s evolving recipe for dealmaking, these features get to the bottom of how these strategies worked and take a look at what's ahead.

THE INTRODUCTION:

Beating the odds

The nine winners of 2012's Most Admired Corporate Dealmakers reflect the formidable challenges of a post-crisis era of great change and choppy markets. Full story

THE FEATURES:

Breaking up
After years of being a top dealmaker, Abbott is doing its biggest deal yet as it breaks itself in two. Full story

The game changer
Amazon is using M&A deals such as Kiva to push traditional boundaries.
Full story

Berkshire's one-man show
Warren Buffett continues to beat the M&A odds.
Full story

Many things now go better with Coke
The beverage company has broadened its approach to include assets that fit anywhere in its supply chain.
Full story

Better living through M&A
Two-hundred-year-old DuPont has experienced many changes. Now the chemical conglomerate is remaking itself into a food, renewable energy and biosciences conglomerate.
Full story

Big Blue's bite-sized buys
The computer, software and services giant has steadily transformed itself through serial acquisitions of smaller companies. It's not flashy, but it is effective.
Full story

King of the pipe
Kinder Morgan maintains a small, if disciplined, corporate dealmaking operation, even as the deals themselves get larger and more complex. Full story

UTC's M&A reinventions
The $18 billion Goodrich acquisition is the latest game-changing deal.
Full story

Busy signals
Verizon Communications faces lots of challenges as it builds out its wireless network and seeks out new technologies. And that means a corporate dealmaking operation that takes the long view.
Full story

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