Felix Mezzina
Felix Mezzina voted up Anonymous' answer

In a merger, one or more company wind up their affairs and transfer their assets to another registered company.

Acquisition refers to the purchase of company by another one, which means that no new company is formed, but one company has been absorbed into another.

A Joint Venture is a business agreement in which the firms agree … Read more

Felix Mezzina
Felix Mezzina voted up Christopher's answer
What mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions all have in common, is that they each involve the dramatic restructuring of a company or organization, but in very different ways. A merger refers to an agreement between two companies to combine their resources, in order to arise as a more powerful and dominant marker player. For example, … Read more