Citicorp and Travelers Group, First Chicago NBD and Banc One, Bank of New York and Mellon Bank-these pending, or potential, deals are simply the latest in a flurry of monumental matchmaking attempts.

In this case, more is the shame, since the vast majority of these mergers arise from fatally flawed strategies.

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