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1A combination of two things, especially companies, into one:‘a merger between two supermarket chains’[mass noun] ‘local companies ripe for merger or acquisition’
amalgamation, combination, merging, union, fusion, coalition, affiliation, coupling, unification, incorporation, coalescence, consolidation, confederation, hook-up, link-upalliance, association, connectionmash-upView synonyms
- ‘Because cooperation was legal, there was less pressure for industry-wide mergers.’
- ‘Many big mergers are paid for with shares, and big changes in those can derail deals before they complete.’
- ‘You will also need to appoint a lawyer with experience of mergers and acquisitions work.’
- ‘Other mergers seek to make cost-savings by integrating operations, sometimes on a world scale.’
- ‘Over the last few years, there have been several high profile mergers within the industry.’
- ‘Legacy issues and integration problems following mergers and acquisitions.’
- ‘What is at first glance surprising is that so few mergers and acquisitions of banks have fallen into the antitrust net.’
- ‘The new merger law provides the basis for voluntary or compulsory mergers and acquisitions.’
- ‘He sees the job of a mergers regulator as setting down clear standards for companies to follow.’
- ‘Book value can increase as a result of mergers, and it can go up if a company has just sold a lot of new equity.’
- ‘It seems that evolutionary growth was limited and the industry saw mergers and acquisitions as the answer.’
- ‘The deal's size and the poor history of tech mergers made it a long shot from the start.’
- ‘One important factor here was the development of large-scale business through mergers.’
- ‘However, neither of these approaches provided a clear path to the control of mergers.’
- ‘Others feel betrayed as mergers are seen to undermine disciplinary integrity.’
- ‘Once mergers of that scale have already occurred, then the whole industry is pretty much consolidated out.’
- ‘The travel slump hit earnings across the tourism industry, prompting a number of mergers and profit warnings.’
- ‘Brokerages rely on huge investment banking fees from stock and bond offerings and mergers.’
- ‘During the 1980s mergers and acquisitions were primarily aimed at buying hard assets.’
- ‘But it is the story of a culture clash, and a textbook example for why mergers so often go so horribly wrong.’
- 1.1Law [mass noun] The merging of one estate or title in another:‘merger can be applied for when the freehold and leasehold estates become vested in the same person’
- ‘The only exception to this is where the head tenancy comes to an end by surrender or merger.’
- ‘The object of this provision was to provide a mechanism for merger control where none existed at national level.’
- ‘It is very evident that the rigour with which merger control is enforced depends in part on the agenda of the Minister.’
- ‘We are far from sure how the doctrine of merger could or would operate in such a case.’
- ‘First, it is clear that there is no merger of the first and second leases at common law.’
Early 18th century: from Anglo-Norman French merger (verb used as a noun): see merge.
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