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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

When two or more companies decide to combine and become one entity, it is called a merger.

Merger definition

When two or more companies decide to combine and become one entity, it is called a merger.

Mergers usually take the form of a stock swap between shareholders. Multiple listings on stock exchanges will have to form one listing, so shareholders in one firm are given securities in the other to compensate for the loss of their stock.

Although they are often referred to under the same heading of mergers and acquisitions (or M&A), mergers differ significantly from acquisitions. They are usually mutually agreed upon by – and end in a new company formed of – all the firms involved.

 

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