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A corporation operating in several different and unrelated enterprises, such as the movie industry, baking, and oil refining.

A conglomerate merger is one that brings together two firms with totally different product lines, economic relationships, and functions. Such a merger may violate antitrust acts inasmuch as it may have an adverse effect on competition.


adjective accumulated, aggregate, amalgamated, amassed, assembled, blended, brought together, collected, collectivized, complex, composite, compound, compounded, congregate, congregated, cumulated, gathered into a round mass, glomerate, indiscriminate, inseparable, mass, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, united, varied
See also: accumulation, agglomeration, aggregate, assemblage, coadunate, coalition, coherent, collect, collection, combine, commingle, compile, complex, composite, compound, concentrate, congregate, consolidate, corporation, corpus, crystallize, cumulation, desegregate, development, gather, join, merge, unite
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Doing so might allow him to shed the conglomerate discount assumed to be built into Reliance's stock price.
Taiwan's top-five conglomerates are in the high-tech industry while those in China are state-run enterprises, as was in Taiwan in the 1970s.
In the first robustness check, I consider the possibility of a spurious relation given that both my measures of conglomerate value and capital market conditions could be non-stationary.
Based on an analysis of 300 of the world's largest diversified, slightly diversified, and focused companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia, BCG found that 52 percent of conglomerates beat the stock market average, measured by relative total shareholder return (RTSR).
The conglomerate, of course, is the entity upon which our nation and our government have become increasingly dependent to underwrite that pseudo-prosperity: the Communist Chinese regime, which is rapidly acquiring the means quite literally to buy our country out from underneath us.
There will be no provision for inspecting a financial conglomerate as a whole.
The answer seemed to lie mainly in the fact that the conglomerate was a "disciplined acquirer," a company that managed to dominate nearly every business segment it targeted.
Roger Agnelli, head of mining conglomerate Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) cuts a forceful figure at his desk, a huge world map on the wall behind him.
The Superintendency may order Bank to take measures to reduce risks arising from within the conglomerate, including limiting operations with affiliates or involving common customers.
is still open to debate, it is safe to say that there is no black-owned entertainment conglomerate capable of matching the nearly $3 billion invested by Viacom to acquire BET.
Unable to stem corruption, Wahid is suspected of cutting deals with crony conglomerate owners in back rooms.
This paper examines the effect of conglomerate mergers on the risk of the combined company.