Investment Banking

Amalgamations

An amalgamation is a combination of two or more companies into a new entity. Amalgamation is distinct from a merger because neither company involved survives as a legal entity. Instead, a completely new entity is formed to house the combined assets and liabilities of both companies. Informally, 3 different types of combinations may loosely be referred to as amalgamations. It’s helpful to distinguish between amalgamations proper and similar types of business combinations, known as mergers and acquisitions