Brendan Releigh

While many deals fell through in 2016, observers expect strong 2017

By Brendan Releigh, Contributing writer

Two of the biggest deals in Central Pennsylvania over the last year were deals that were never completed. And they both involved organizations in Derry Township.

In October Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center gave up on its plan to merge with Harrisburg-based PinnacleHealth System.

Two months before that, Illinois-based Mondelez International, maker of the Oreo, abandoned its takeover of The Hershey Co.

But failed mergers weren’t confined to Central Pennsylvania.  Continue reading