Consolidation


Consolidation
The combining of two or more firms to form an entirely new entity. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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consolidation con‧sol‧i‧da‧tion [kənˌsɒlˈdeɪʆn ǁ -ˌsɑːl-] noun [countable, uncountable]
1. ECONOMICS when companies combine in takeovers and merger S, resulting in fewer businesses in an industry:

• Further consolidation in the sector is clearly necessary - there are 32 firms competing in one town alone.

2. COMMERCE when organizations or departments become joined together:

• Other changes include the consolidation of all financial functions into one department.

3. COMMERCE when a company's position of power or success is made stronger and more likely to continue:

• This is a time for consolidation, not for expansion.

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consolidation UK US /kənˌsɒlɪˈdeɪʃən/ noun [C or U]
the situation in which two or more things, for example companies or organizations, are joined together: »

Greater market share can be achieved in the long term through industry consolidation.

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The takeovers came amid a wave of consolidation as the so-called Big Oil companies gobbled up competitors.

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We have recently seen a consolidation of booksellers and distributors.

consolidation of sth and sth (into sth) »

the consolidation of the repair and service operations into one department

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The company can offer various options for the consolidation of your outstanding debts.

the process of becoming or of making something stronger or more successful: »

Efforts are being focused on the consolidation of their position as a major player in the telecoms market.

ACCOUNTING the process of combining the accounts of a group of companies in one set of figures: »

This report contains a consolidation of the group's accounts for the financial year 2011-2012.

TRANSPORT the process of putting items together in order to send or transport them: »

Consolidation can significantly reduce the cost of moving smaller volumes of goods.

See also DEBT CONSOLIDATION(Cf. debt consolidation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • consolidation — Consolidation …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • consolidation — [ kɔ̃sɔlidasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1314 « cicatrisation »; de consolider 1 ♦ (1694) Action de consolider, de rendre plus solide. ⇒ affermissement, renfort, réparation, stabilisation. Consolidation d un mur, d un ciel de mine. ♢ (1754) Méd. Rapprochement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Consolidation — may refer to: Consolidation (business), the mergers or acquisitions of many smaller companies into much larger ones Consolidation (soil), a geological process whereby a soil decreases in volume Consolidation (media), consolidation of United… …   Wikipedia

  • consolidation — I noun affiliation, aggregation, amalgamation, assemblage, association, centralization, coadunation, combination, compact, confederation, conjunction, conjuncture, consortium, federation, fusion, incorporation, integration, junction, league,… …   Law dictionary

  • consolidation — consolidation, merger, amalgamation are comparable when denoting a union of two or more business corporations. Consolidation is often used as a general term; more precisely it implies a unification of the companies or corporations with… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • consolidation — Consolidation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle une chose est consolidée, estat de la chose consolidée. Il ne se dit guere au propre qu en termes de chirurgie. La consolidation d une playe. On dit en termes de pratique, La consolidation de l usufruit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Consolidation — Con*sol i*da tion, n. [L. consolidatio a confirming: cf. F. consolidation.] 1. The act or process of consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination. [1913 Webster] The consolidation of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consolidation — CONSOLIDATION. s. f. État de la chose consolidée, action par laquelle une dette publique est consolidée. Il ne se dit guère au propre qu en termes de Chirurgie. La consolidation d une plaie. [b]f♛/b] On dit en termes de Pratique, La consolidation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • Consolidation — Consolidation, Vereinigung, in einigen Gegenden die Wiedervereinigung eines Pertinenzgutes mit dem Hauptgute; die Zusammenlegung der kleineren Grundstücke …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • consolidation — c.1400, from L.L. consolidationem (nom. consolidatio), from consolidat , pp. stem of consolidare to make firm, consolidate, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + solidare to make solid, from solidus (see SOLID (Cf …   Etymology dictionary


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