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Merger and Acquisition (M&A)

Merger: when two companies join together to form one larger company.

Acquisition: when one company acquires control of another company by becoming the majority shareholder.

As recognised business rhetoric, Mergers & Acquisitions makes reference to corporate strategy, regarding the buying, selling and union of different companies that combined can advance finance, or aid a developing company within an industry, allowing it to grow speedily without needing to develop another business entity.

See also:
Corporate strategy
Cash Cow
Shareholder Value

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