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Business partners and partnership

amalgamate

verb

to join two or more organizations, businesses etc and make a single large one

amalgamate

verb

if two organizations amalgamate, they join and make one large organization

amalgamation

noun

a process in which two organizations join and make one large one

Bros

abbreviation

Brothers: used in the names of businesses

buy out

to pay money to your business partner so that you can control all of a business you previously owned together

combine

verb

if two or more organizations or groups combine, or if someone combines them, they join together

combine

noun

a group of companies or organizations that work together, especially in business

consolidate

verb

to combine several small things, especially companies or organizations, into one large unit

contract out

to give work to another company using a written legal agreement instead of using your own company to do it

demerge

verb

if a company demerges or is demerged, it is separated from a larger company or is broken into a lot of smaller companies

demerger

noun

a demerger takes place when one company separates from a larger group to which it belonged

duopoly

noun

a situation in which two companies, people, or groups control something such as a business activity or industry

duopoly

noun

two companies, groups, or people who control something such as a business activity or industry

farm out

to send part of your work to be done by people outside a company

friendly

adjective

a friendly takeover is one in which a company has agreed that another company should buy it

go in with

to join together with someone else in order to do something such as start a business

gobble up

if a large company or organization gobbles up a smaller one, it takes control of it

interest

noun

a group of organizations, especially businesses, that have a shared aim

joint venture

noun

an agreement between two companies to work together on a particular job, usually in order to share any risk involved

limited partner

noun

a partner in a business who is not involved in managing the business and has limited liability

linkup

noun

an agreement between two companies to become closely related or to become business partners

M & A

noun

Mergers and Acquisitions: the activities of companies that combine with other companies or take control of other companies

merge

verb

if two organizations merge, or if you merge them, they combine to form one bigger organization

merger

noun

the process of combining two companies or organizations to form a bigger one

partner

noun

one of two or more people who own a company and share its profits and losses. A business owned in this way is called a partnership, and is usually one that provides professional services such as giving legal and financial advice

partner

noun

a business, organization, or country that has an agreement or working relationship with another business etc

partnership

noun

the position of being one of two or more people who own a company as partners

silent partner

noun

a sleeping partner in a business

sleeping partner

noun

someone who invests money in a business but does not help to manage it

stable

noun

a group of products or companies that are produced or owned by the same company

swallow up

to take control of a smaller company or country

tie-up

noun

an agreement between two or more companies or organizations to become business partners

trading partner

noun

a country or company that another country or company does business with regularly

vertical integration

noun

a situation in which a single company owns several businesses that, in combination, control all the stages in producing and selling a product. For example, a company that owns a book publisher, a film producer, and a television company can use the same basic product in all these businesses.

in harness

working with someone as an equal partner

jump/get into bed with someone

to start a close business relationship with someone

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