When one or more businesses combine their assets in Florida, this combination is referred to as a company merger. A company merger may be described as one of five different common merger types. Determining what kind of merger is taking place will depend on the relationship between the companies that are merging and the purpose for the merger.
Two of the most common kinds of mergers are conglomerate mergers and horizontal mergers. A conglomerate merger is a merger between two different companies that offer different goods or services and compete in different markets. A horizontal merger, on the other hand, is a merger between two companies that offer the same good or service in the same market. Another kind of merger, called a market extension merger, takes place when two companies that previously sold the same good or service in different markets decide to merge.