Mergers and acquisitions activity is picking up across sectors, with Facebook acquiring WhatsApp and RF Micro Devices merging with TriQuint Semiconductor. RealMoney Pro contributor Chris Versace explains what's behind the increase in recent M&A and what companies stand to potentially lose out amid the activity. Versace says when it comes to the RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semiconductor merger, companies like Anadigics and Peregrine Semiconductor could wind up losing out as a result of the deal.

Brittany joined TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.