Merger meaning

   An agreement generated by two companies to unite them into one.

   Merger refers to combining two or more companies, organizations, or businesses to form a larger entity. In a merger, the companies involved agree to join and operate as a single entity, with shared ownership and control. A merger typically aims to achieve greater efficiency, economies of scale, and market power.

   Mergers can take many different forms:

  • including horizontal mergers between companies in the same industry;
  • vertical mergers between companies in different stages of the same supply chain;
  • conglomerate mergers between companies in unrelated industries.


2024 Top Global M&A Deals

IMAA’s 2024 Top Global M&A Deals industry coverage offers an overview of the year’s most significant M&A transactions across eight key industries. This monthly M&A

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