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Consolidation generally refers to combination or amalgamation of two or more firms into one new firm through the transfer of net assets. The new firm may be specially organized to distinguish it from a merger.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Industrial Organisation Economics and Competition Law, compiled by R. S. Khemani and D. M. Shapiro, commissioned by the Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs, OECD, 1993.

Cross References:
Consolidation (in national accounts)
Consolidation (of data)
Consolidation (of government debt)


Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, January 3, 2002

Last updated on Monday, April 15, 2013