Lenin predicted that in order for the capitalist system to become more profitable, banks and industrial cartels would merge under a system of financial capitalism which will invest capital to undeveloped national economies. This would create a global divide between business corporations and great powers, leading up to a geopolitical conflict between Business and Government over international economic exploitation. Imperialism would be the final stage of capitalism, requiring monopolies, and financial exportation.
Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. ebook (orig. Petrograd: pamphlet, 1917).http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/