Merger – Florida Breach of Contract, Breach of Letter of Intent, and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Commercial and Business Dispute and Litigation Attorney:
A merger is a combination of two or more companies, where the amount paid over and above the acquired company’s book value is carried on the books of the purchaser as goodwill; or a consolidation, where a new company is formed to acquire the net assets of the combining companies. Strictly speaking only combinations (mergers) in which one of the companies survives as a legal entity are called mergers.
Mergers can also be classified in terms of their economic function. Thus a horizontal merger is one combining direct competitors in the same product lines and markets; a vertical merger combines customer and company or supplier and company; a market extension merger combines companies selling the same products in different markets; a product extension merger combines companies selling different but related products in the same market; a conglomerate merger combines companies with none of the above relationships or similarities.
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