Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions describe a variety of situations in which separate business entities come together, which can be an effective strategy for growth.

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Subsidiary Company: Definition, Example, and How It Works
Vertical Merger Definition
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Horizontal Integration vs. Vertical Integration: What's the Difference?
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Bear Hug: Business Definition
Divestment Definition
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Poison Pill: A Defense Strategy and Shareholder Rights Plan
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How Accretion/Dilution Analysis Affects Mergers and Acquisitions
Why Do Public Companies Go Private?
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Merger vs. Takeover: What's the difference?
Horizontal Integration Definition and Examples
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Horizontal Integration: Benefits and Drawbacks
Defining a Stock-for-Stock Merger
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What's the Difference Between Enterprise Value and Equity Value
Why Do Companies Merge With or Acquire Other Companies?
Why Affiliated Companies Matter
Learn About What a Buyout Is
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What Are a Minority Shareholder's Rights During a Merger
Understanding Flotation Cost
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Management Buyout (MBO)
Minority Interest: Definition, Types, and Examples
How Takeovers Work
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Carve-Out: Definition as Business Strategy, Meaning, and Example
What Is a Counteroffer?
Contingent Value Right (CVR)
Disinvestment
Calculate Tax Lead to Liquidation
What Is Liquidation?
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What Is Novation?
How a Reverse Takeover (RTO) Works
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How Safe Harbors Work
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Tender in Finance Definition: How It Works, With Example
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Backward Integration
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Pro Forma: What It Means and How to Create Pro Forma Financial Statements
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Understanding Leveraged Buyout Scenarios
How Long Does It Take for a Merger to Go Through?
Mergers and Acquisitions: What's the Difference?
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How Does Privatization Affect a Company's Shareholders?
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Merger Arbitrage Explained
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Explaining Reverse Triangular Mergers
The Three-Tiered Framework of Eclectic Paradigms
How Negative Goodwill (NGW) Works
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The Ins and Outs of Standstill Agreements
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Variable Interest Entities (VIE): Definition and How They Work
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The Corporate Merger: What to Know About When Companies Come Together
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What Investors Can Learn From M&A Payment Methods
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Unsolicited Bid
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Repackaging in Private Equity
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Virtual Data Room (VDR) Definition
What Is Horizontal Integration?
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Understanding Horizontal Mergers
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The Five Biggest Mergers in History
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Reverse Mergers: Advantages and Disadvantages
The 5 Biggest Acquisitions in History
Mergers and Acquisitions
How Can a Company Resist a Hostile Takeover?
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How Company Stocks Move During an Acquisition
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Acquisition Premium Definition
Mergers & Acquisitions
What Is a Hostile Takeover?
Letter of Intent
The Difference Between a Letter of Intent and a Memorandum of Understanding
Top Reasons Why M&A Deals Fail
Understanding Wholly Owned Subsidiary Companies
Vertical Integration Explained: How It Works, With Types and Examples