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Despite a slight dip in Q3, it continues to be a strong year for worldwide M&A activity. Here's some highlights from Thomson Reuters latest Trends in Deal Making webinar.
Should Burger King Acquire Tim Hortons?

The Burger King/Tim Hortons merger is the latest attempt by a US company to lower its tax burden by moving overseas, and sees Tim Hortons move into foreign hands for the second time. Do you support the deal?
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Master limited partnerships are popular in the oil & gas industry. But Kinder Morgan's move away from the MLP structure, coupled with closer scrutiny by the US government, calls into question their future.

Inversion deals, a controversial tax arrangement in which a business incorporates in another country to avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes, have come under fire in a new way recently.

2014 is shaping up to be an amazing year for M&A, with worldwide deal activity up 73% over H1 2013. Technology, healthcare, and telecommunications have all been hot, with some controversial deals along the way. Here are the best deal making quotes of 2014 (so far).

Tempting overseas tax rates are encouraging many U.S. companies to pursue cross-border deals. A number of deal inversions have been explored or attempted in the last two years alone.