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Mergers & acquisitions

Referring to the aspect of corporate strategy, finance and management that deals with the buying, selling or combining of different companies that can assist a growing company to grow rapidly without having to create another business entity.

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Mergers & acquisitions

investment banker

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

 An individual or institution that helps businesses raise capital by issuing and selling securities, and providing advice to clients to facilitate Mergers & Acquisitions.

intellectual property

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

A business's legally protectable intangible assets, including  patents,  copyrights,  trade names, domain names,  trade secrets and trademarks or servicemarks.

installment sale

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

A sale of property where at least one payment is to be received after the tax year in which the sale occurs. See IRS Publication 537.


Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

A contractual term whereby one party agrees to compensate the other party for any loss that the other party may suffer related to the contract or transaction. In stock and asset purchase agreements, ...


Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

An intangible asset which provides a competitive advantage, such as a strong brand and reputation. Following an acquisition, goodwill will appear on the balance sheet of the acquirer in the amount by ...

generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP)

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

Common set of accounting principles, standards and procedures established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board that companies use to compile their Financial Statements.

fiscal year

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

The time period reflected by a set of financial statements, or  the 12-month period  a taxpayer uses to determine his or her income tax.

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