Each company keeps separate books

Consolidating business growth

Business consolidations fit into

Business consolidations fit into a few categories. An important fact to be noted is that these products have to be related, that is, belong to the same product family. By introducing new products which makes existing ones obsolete, the leadership position can be strengthened and competitors may always be left fighting to catch up. The main idea is to flank the core product by offering different combinations.

An important fact

When a firm reduces its commitment to its existing products by withdrawing from weaker markets, it is said to be indulging in retrenchment. Here due to some reasons a product with losing demand is brought back to life and remarketed.

The parent company needs to issue consolidated financial statements at the end of the year to reflect this relationship. The result is one set of financial statements that reflect the financial results of the consolidated entity.

An impairment loss occurs when there is a decline in the value of the investment other than temporary. For market development, the management must identify potential user groups in the current sales areas.

Control in this context is defined as ability to direct policies and management. The challenges before the marketers are competition and capture of new markets.

Here while trying expand total market size the dominant firm must continuously defend its current business against rival attacks. When businesses are combined into a new entity and the original companies cease to exist. Its central concept is brand identity.

Vertical integration makes a firm more efficient in serving existing markets. In this type of relationship the controlling company is the parent and the controlled company is the subsidiary. Remarketing Strategy is one of the rivalry strategies. The purchasing company uses the cost method to account for this type of investment.

Consolidated financial statements show the parent and the subsidiary as one single entity. Pruning occurs when a firm reduces the number of products already in the market. Confrontation Strategy takes the idea from military strategies. The company also has to decide how to divide the total marketing budget among the various tools in the marketing mix. To account for this type of investment, the purchasing company uses the equity method.