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, How It Works, Purpose, and Example
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How to Assess Acquisition Candidates
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Horizontal Integration vs. Vertical Integration: Key Differences
Bear Hug
Bear Hug: Business Definition, With Pros & Cons
Divestment: Definition, Meaning, Purpose, Types, and Reasons
Poison Pill
Poison Pill: A Defense Strategy and Shareholder Rights Plan
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How Accretion/Dilution Analysis Affects Mergers and Acquisitions
Why Public Companies Go Private
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Merger vs. Takeover: What's the difference?
Horizontal Integration: Overview and Examples
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Horizontal Integration: Benefits and Drawbacks
Stock-for-Stock Merger: Definition, How It Works, and Example
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Enterprise Value vs. Equity Value: What's the Difference?
Why Do Companies Merge With or Acquire Other Companies?
Affiliated Companies: Definition, Criteria, and Example
What Is a Buyout, With Types and Examples
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What Are Drag-Along Rights? Meaning, Benefits, and Example
Flotation Cost
Flotation Cost: Formulas, Meaning and Examples
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What Is Management Buyout (MBO)? Definition, Reasons, and Example
Minority Interest: Definition, Types, and Examples
What Is a Takeover? Definition, How They're Funded, and Example
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Carve-Out: Definition as Business Strategy, Meaning, and Example
Counteroffer: Definition, Examples, and Strategies
Contingent Value Right (CVR) Meaning, Types, Risks, Example
Disinvestment: Definition, Meaning, Types, and Examples
Calculate Tax Lead to Liquidation
What Is Liquidation?
Novation: Definition in Contract Law, Types, Uses, and Example
What Is an Reverse Takeover (RTO)? Definition and How It Works
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What Is a Safe Harbor? Types, and How They Are Used
Tender in Finance Definition: How It Works, With Example
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Activist Investor: Definition, Role, Biggest Player
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Backward Integration
Pro Forma
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: Definition and How It Works to Manage Risk
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Reverse Triangular Merger Overview and Examples
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Greenmail: Definition, How It Works, Example, Legality
Eclectic Paradigm: Definition, Example, Advantages
Negative Goodwill (NGW)
Negative Goodwill (NGW): Definition, Examples, and Accounting
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Standstill Agreement: Definition, How Contract Works, and Example
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Variable Interest Entities (VIE): Definition and How They Work
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Precedent Transaction Analysis: Definition and How It Works
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The Corporate Merger: What to Know About When Companies Come Together
Schedule TO-C
Schedule TO-C
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What Investors Can Learn From M&A Payment Methods
Unsolicited Bid
Unsolicited Bid
Repackaging in Private Equity
Repackaging in Private Equity
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Virtual Data Room (VDR): Definition, Uses, and Alternatives
Write-Up: Examples of the Opposite of Write-Downs
What Is Horizontal Integration? Definition and Examples
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Understanding Horizontal Merger vs. Vertical Merger
Cost of Acquisition
Cost of Acquisition: What it Means, How to Use in Investing
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The 5 Biggest Mergers in History
Swap Ratio
Swap Ratio: What it is, How it Works, Special Considerations
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Reverse Mergers: Advantages and Disadvantages
The 5 Biggest Acquisitions in History