Pooling of interests

An accounting method for reporting acquisitions accomplished through the use of equity. The combined assets of the merged entity are consolidated using book value, as opposed to the purchase method, which uses market value. The merging entities' financial results are combined as though the two entities have always been a single entity. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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pooling of interests ˌpooling of ˈinterests noun [singular]
FINANCE in a merger (= when two firms become one), a method of accounting in which the accounts of each firm are added together, item by item

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pooling of interests
ACCOUNTING a method of accounting used when two companies merge (= join together), in which their assets, debts, etc. are combined: »

Under the pooling of interests method, a business combination is regarded as the uniting of the ownership interests of two companies, not as the acquisition of one company by another.

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Financial and business terms. 2012.

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