Vertical merger


When one firm acquires another firm that is in the same industry but at another stage in the production cycle. For example, the firm being acquired serves as a supplier to the firm doing the acquiring.

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Islamic Loan

A loan that interest cannot be charged on. Instead, the loan is structured using discounts, sale or lease, profit participation, or repurchase agreements.

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