A merger refers to a combination of two or more companies, usually of not great desparate size, into one company. Acquisition refers to the acquiring of ownership right in the property and asset without any combination of companies. Amalgamation signifies the transfers of all are some part of assets and liabilities of one or more than one existing company or two or more companies to a new company.
A merger involves the mutual decision of two companies to combine and become one entity ; it can be seen as a decision made by two “equals” In acquisition, two or more companies may remain independent, separate legal entity but there may be change in control of companies Amalgamation is blending of two or more existing companies into one undertaking, the shareholder of each blending companies becoming substantially the shareholders of company which will carry on the blended undertaking.

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