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post-merger integration

The period that starts at the closing of a deal but which can last from a few months to a number of years.  The post-merger integration is the time in an acquisition when all of the operations of the target company are absorbed into the buyer.  If the deal was structured as a merger, then this is the time when the operations of both legacy companies are combined.ExampleThe post-merger integration should first be discussed before the deal is even announced.  The Spanish banking group, Grupo...