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What are the differences among horizontal, vertical, and conglomerate mergers?

What are the differences among horizontal, vertical, and conglomerate mergers? What does the U.S. government hope to achieve through the use of its antitrust policy? How does international competition affect domestic antirust policy?

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What are the differences among horizontal, vertical, and conglomerate mergers?
The differences among horizontal, vertical and conglomerate merges are that in horizontal merger, companies in the same market merge. For example, if Wal-Mart and Kmart merge, it would be a horizontal merger. In case of a vertical merger two companies producing different goods or services for one specific finished product is called a vertical merger. The most common instance is that the company acquires it supplier or distributor. For example, a car maker purchases a company making car windshields. ...

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This solution discusses conglomerate mergers in 252 words with three references.

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