Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mergers and Acquisitions

A term referring to any process by which two companies become one. In a merger, two companies integrate their operations, management, stock, and everything else, while, in an acquisition, one company buys another. Mergers and acquisitions may also refer to all legal, financial, and other issues involved before a merger or acquisition can take place.
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Reshare software eliminates the competitive concerns of distributors and dealers, who can be adversely affected when their vendors sell direct over the internet.
Due to competitive concerns the name of the home shopping channel is not being announced at this time.
A large number of corporations, however, could not fully disclose their marketing information because of sensitive marketing investments or competitive concerns.
The Department of Justice found no other competitive concerns that would warrant seeking to preclude the merger from being completed.
Again, due to competitive concerns, Quest will not disclose specific information relating to trucking costs.
Companies considering non-reportable transactions that may present competitive concerns should consider the pros and cons of voluntarily reporting with the relevant agencies, as well as other strategies to mitigate the risk of an unexpected investigation, and potentially litigation, down the line.
This is equivalent to a market with roughly seven firms of equal size, and a merger here wouldn't raise many, if any, competitive concerns.
Potential competitors would find it difficult, expensive, and time-consuming to develop new patch products and secure FDA approval, reinforcing the substantial competitive concerns, FTC wrote in a press release.
A merger between an incumbent and a potential entrant can raise significant competitive concerns.
Driven by competitive concerns, Penn National unsuccessfully "engaged in efforts to stop the development of the Quapaw casino.
In contrast to the broadband market, where the authority is proposing to remove regulatory obligations in relation to mass-market broadband services, competitive concerns remain in relation to higher-quality guaranteed bandwidth services," he added.
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