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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


Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

The event when the required legal agreements (e.g., stock purchase agreement, asset purchase agreement or merger agreement) are implemented between the parties and shares or assets are exchanged for ...

capital gains

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

The difference between an asset's purchase price and selling price, when the selling price is greater. Long-term capital gains (on assets held for a year or longer) are taxed at a lower rate than ...

c corporation

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

A corporation which is taxed as an entity that is separate from its shareholders in accordance with Subchapter C of the Internal Revenue Code.

buy-sell agreement

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

An agreement among the shareholders of a company that governs how the owners of a business can sell their interests in the business, to whom, when, and at what price. The agreement includes ...

business broker

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

An intermediary between sellers and buyers of small businesses who typically earn a commission upon the closing of a sale of the business.

break-up fee

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

A fee paid to a prospective Acquirer if a contemplated transaction is not consummated for reasons specified in the purchase agreement. Also called a "Termination Fee. "

book value

Banking; Mergers & acquisitions

A determination of a company's balance sheet value by adding all current and fixed assets and then deducting all debts, other liabilities and the liquidation price of any preferred issues. Book value ...

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