After Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Here Are the Eight Biggest Merger Fails

Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger one in a long of failed deals
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The Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal withdrawal will take its place alongside other mega-meltdowns in the communications space.

Back when the AT&T-T-Mobile deal cratered in 2011, Thomson Reuters compiled a list of the largest withdrawn merger proposals, and Comcast already claimed two of the spots. At $45 billion, the TWC deal withdrawal would put it at number five on the list.

Here are the top failed deals in the communications space over the past quarter century, according to that list, with the addition of the latest undone deal.

1999

Sprint-MCI 

$125.48B

2004

Disney-Comcast

$66.5B

1999

MediaOne-Comcast

$58.6B

1999

US West-Global Crossing

$51.1B

2015

Comcast-TWC 

$45B

2008

Yahoo!-Microsoft

$41B

2011

T-Mobile-AT&T

$39B

1993

TCI-Bell Atlantic 

$29.4B

2001

Hughes-EchoStar 

$26.4B

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