• This section focuses on the various types of mergers and acquisitions:

    • First, we discuss the basic forms of takeover, including asset acquisitions, statutory consolidations, and mergers.
    • Then we discuss how a company can actually gain control over another company using so-called one step or two step mergers.
    • Finally, we look at mergers from an economic perspective and briefly discuss the key characteristics of horizontal, vertical, and conglomerate mergers.
    • The section's reading assignment and review questions are listed below: