- a statutory combination of two or more corporations by the transfer of the properties to one surviving corporation.
- any combination of two or more business enterprises into a single enterprise.
- an act or instance of merging.
Origin of merger
Related Words for mergerunion, tie-up, unification, combination, takeover, alliance, amalgamation, cahoots, hookup, fusion, coalition, tie-in, incorporation, organization, lineup, pool, melding, mergence
Examples from the Web for merger
Contemporary Examples of merger
The merger, if it comes off, would have major ramifications for the West.ISIS and Al Qaeda Ready to Gang Up on Obama's Rebels
November 11, 2014
When the fast food giant announced a merger with a Canadian chain, politicians wasted no time applying the special sauce.The Democrats Have Found a New Boogeyman, and It’s Burger King
August 26, 2014
Such positive trends are not going to be threatened anytime soon, even if and when the Comcast-Time Warner merger happens.The FCC Must Ignore the Silly ‘Net Neutrality’ Advocates
May 19, 2014
However, astronomers have spotted a few luminous black hole pairs, mostly in chaotic galaxies in the early stages of a merger.Black Hole Pair Caught in Feeding Frenzy
Matthew R. Francis
April 27, 2014
It will get state governors to write letters supporting the merger.Is the Media Mega-Merger of TWC and Comcast a Match Made In Hell?
March 6, 2014
Historical Examples of merger
We find that every departure from one merger is entrance upon another.The Book of the Damned
This was the first trust—what they call a merger—but it occurred in politics.As A Chinaman Saw Us
After all, this was a day of merger, and you couldn't have too much of it!The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.
So a merger of the two seemed vital to the interests of both.The Land of Tomorrow
William B Stephenson, Jr.
St. John says that this merger was made at the instigation of the Mine Owners.The I.W.W.
Paul Frederick Brissenden
- commerce the combination of two or more companies, either by the creation of a new organization or by absorption by one of the othersOften called (Brit): amalgamation
- law the extinguishment of an estate, interest, contract, right, offence, etc, by its absorption into a greater one
- the act of merging or the state of being merged
Word Origin and History for merger
The union of two or more independent corporations under a single ownership. Also known as takeovers, mergers may be friendly or hostile. In the latter case, the buying company, having met with resistance from directors of the targeted company, usually offers an inflated (overmarket) price to persuade stockholders of the targeted company to sell their shares to it. Such mergers often have been financed by junk bonds.