Pooling of interests

Definition:

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.

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Central Counterparty Clearing House

An organization in European countries that helps facilitate trading done in European derivatives and equities market.

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