Mergers and Acquisitions may be an integral part of a business strategy. In order to grow the business beyond natural organic growth acquiring a business with the desired products, client segment or production capabilities can be considered. While Acquisition typically refers to a larger company buying a smaller one, Mergers refers to two more or less equal partners.
Finance Raise can be in the form of bank finance, leasing or Equity. Bank finance and leasing are refundable facilities bearing interest, while Equity finance is a sale of shares in the company to an investor.