The world of corporate mergers is one of near constant buzz. If it isn’t one company planning a merger, then it’s another, and whilst this endless hum of rumour can become hard to pay any attention to, especially with so many whispers coming to nothing, there are some you should pay heed to. We heard about one such deal in June 2015 when the Vodafone Group and Liberty Global announced that they were in talks to exchange “select assets”. At the time, a Vodafone executive said “There is no certainty that any transaction will be agreed, nor is there certainty with respect to which assets will ultimately be involved”. Ultimately, those talks came up against some major stumbling blocks, and talks were terminated as of September 2015.