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Flashcards in Unit 21 - Takeovers Deck (20):
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to get something

to acquire

2

a situation in which a company buys another company that has the same activities

horizontal integration

3

a process in business where a company buys another company that supplies it with goods or that buys goods from it in order to control all the processes of production

vertical integration

4

to combine or join together, or to cause things to do this

to merge

5

the system of people and things that are involved in getting a product from the place where it is made to the person who buys it

supply chain

6

a situation in which a company controls the supply of goods and services it needs by buying the company that supplies them, or by going into the same business as that company

backward integration

7

buying distributors or retail outlets

forward integration

8

a short sudden attack, to buy as much as share of a company as fast as possible in order to take control of it

raid, corporate raider

9

when a person or group buys all the shares of a company and so gets control of it

buyout

10

a sufficient number of stocks in a company to be able to decide what to do

controlling interest

11

try to get control of a company

friendly / hostile takeover / bid

12

amount of money paid for services

fee

13

companies that own or control several smaller businesses selling very different products or services

conglomerate

14

to use borrowed money to buy a company

to leverage

15

the combined power of value of a group of things working together which is greater that the total power or value achieved when each is working separately

synergy

16

the total value of a company on the stock exchange

market capitalisation

17

companies that are owned by a larger parent company

subsidiary

18

when a company buys an unsuccessful company cheaply and sells its assets separately at a profit

asset-stripping

19

an organization that makes sure that there is a fair competition between businesses

Antitrust Authority / Competition Commission

20

places where goods are sold (shops, kiosk, markets, etc.)

retail outlet