Vertical merger

• A merger in which a firm acquires a supplier or a customer.

• A merger in which one firm acquires another firm that is in the same industry but at another stage in the production cycle. For example, the firm being acquired serves as a supplier to the firm doing the acquiring.

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 Congeneric merger
Conglomerate merger
Financial merger
Friendly merger
Horizontal merger
Hostile merger
Strategic merger
Vertical acquisition
Vertical analysis
Vertical spread

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