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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

financial statements

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

Financial reports of a company which include: Balance Sheet;  Income statement (or Profit and Loss statement ("P&L"),  Statement of retained earnings which explains the changes in a company's ...

equity

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

The ownership interests in a company,  generally in the form of stock or stock options.

exclusivity

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

A provision in an agreement, such as a Term Sheet or Letter of Intent, in which the prospective seller agrees not to consider alternative offers or negotiate a separate deal from other suitors for a ...

effective date

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

The date a contract (e.g., a stock or asset purchase agreement) is signed and becomes legally binding. Unless the contract is signed and closed the same day, there may be a period of time between the ...

earn-out

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

A term in a stock purchase agreement or asset purchase agreement which entitles  the seller to an increase in the purchase price if certain financial milestones are achieved.

due diligence

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

A process undertaken by potential Acquirers to analyze and assess the desirability, value, and potential of a business which they may acquire.

covenant not to compete

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

An agreement often signed by an employee or a selling shareholder whereby they agree not to work for competitor companies or form a new competitor business within a specified period after termination ...

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