Examples of merger in a Sentence
The law firm announced its $50 million merger with one of its competitors.
If the proposed merger of the two oil companies goes through, it would be bad for the economy.
Recent Examples of merger from the Web
Hartford has shown up on some Wall Street analysts’ lists as both a buyer and seller in potential merger-and-acquisition activity.
The Justice Department has to approve the merger, and the president who runs the Justice Department has been in a very well-known feud with CNN in general, and Zucker in particular.
Their merger produced a new black hole with a mass about 53 times that of the sun.
By consensus, the merger with AOL was one of the most ludicrous and catastrophic business deals of all time.
Infighting in the region’s offshoots of Al Qaeda in recent years has led to mergers, the formation of splinter outfits and eventually the alignment of Mr. Sahraoui’s cluster with the Islamic State.
Two South Florida credit unions have completed their merger.
Shareholders of the two companies are scheduled to vote on the merger Nov. 21.
Altman also represented acquiring and selling companies in merger and acquisition transactions, with deals ranging from $5 million to more than $800 million.
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Origin and Etymology of merger
First Known Use: 1728See Words from the same year
Synonymscombination, combining, connecting, connection, consolidation, coupling, junction, linking, union, merging, unification
Antonymsbreakup, disconnection, dissolution, disunion, division, parting, partition, schism, scission, split
Related Wordsagglomeration, amalgamation, blend, coalescence, commingling, compounding, fusion, intermingling, intermixture, mingling, mix, mixture, synthesis; reunification, reunion
Near Antonymsdetachment, divorcement, separation, severance
Financial Definition of MERGER
What It Is
A merger is a corporate strategy of combining different companies into a single company in order to enhance the financial and operational strengths of both organizations.
How It Works
A merger usually involves combining two companies into a single larger company. The combination of the two companies involves a transfer of ownership, either through a stock swap or a cash payment between the two companies. In practice, both companies surrender their stock and issue new stock as a new company.
There are several types of mergers. For example, horizontal mergers may happen between two companies in the same industry, such as banks or steel companies. Vertical mergers occur between two companies in the same industry value chain, such as a supplier or distributor or manufacturer. Mergers between two companies in related, but not the same industry are called concentric mergers. These mergers can use the same technologies or skilled workforce to work in both industry segments, such as banking and leasing. Finally, conglomerate mergers occur between two diversified companies that may share management to improve economies of scale for both companies.
A merger sometimes involves new branding or identity of the merged companies. Otherwise, a merger may lead to a combination of the names of the two companies, capitalizing on the brand identity of both companies.
Why It Matters
Mergers may result in a stronger company with combined assets, competencies, and markets. At the same time, mergers may result in a dilution of the financial strengths of one of the companies, particularly if the new company results in the issuance of more stock across the same asset base of the two merged companies. Finally, mergers often fail because of the clash of corporate cultures between the two companies, a reluctance to restructure redundant management and operations, incompatibilities of the technologies used by the companies, and disruptions in the workforce.
Because mergers are difficult to implement, most ultimately take the form of an acquisition, that is, the purchase of a weaker company by a stronger company.
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legal Definition of merger
- a merger of offenses in a statute
- a merger of convictions
- a tender offer to be followed by a cash merger
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