A transaction where two firms agree to integrate their operations on a relatively co-equal basis because they have resources and capabilities that together may create a stronger competitive advantage.
The combining of two or more companies, generally by offering the stockholders of one company securities in the acquiring company in exchange for the surrender of their stock.
A transaction where one firms buys another firm with the intent of more effectively uses a core competence by making the acquired firm a subsidiary within its portfolio of business.
It is also known as a takeover or a buyout.
It is the buying of one company by another.
In acquisition two companies are combine together to form a new company altogether.
Joint venture is a short duration special purpose partnership. It does not follow the accounting concept going concern. The members of joint venture are known as co-ventures.