Differences in Mergers
...Berkshire Hathaway with the railroad and transportation company Burlington Northern Santa Fe (Pride, Hughes & Kapoor, 2010, p.126-127).
Pride, W. M., Hughes, R. J. & Kapoor, J. R. (2010). Business. Eleventh Edition. Mason, Ohio: South-Western Cengage Learning.... in Mergers Differences in Horizontal, Vertical, and Conglomerate Mergers When a horizontal merger occurs, the participant firms in the merger have similar business activity through making and selling similar products or services. For example, were the two companies of Merck and Schering-Plough to take a decision to merge, it would be a horizontal merger, as both the companies are in the business activity of making and...