Glossary

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Merger

The combination of two or more companies through either a:
  • pooling of interests in which the accounts are combined,
  • purchase where the amount paid over and above the acquired company‚Äôs book value is carried on the books of the purchaser as goodwill, or
  • consolidation in which a new company is formed to acquire the net assets of the combining companies.